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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] revisions and timestamps
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-19 17:57:16

Le 19/01/14 19:47, Joaquin M Lopez Munoz a écrit :
> Now that regression testers go against Github, the reported revision # is a
> bunch of random hexadecimal digits (for instance, "rev 29e219") rather than
> an increasing number like in SVN, which makes it very hard to determine at a
> glance if a particular test pre- or postdates a revision one's interested in.
> I see also that the reported timestamp, which looks like
> "Sun, 19 Jan 2014 06:08:04 +0000"
> seems to indicate the time where the result file was generated, which is
> of little use. Woukd it be hard to adapt the scripts so that the reported
> date is instead that associated to the revision? Is this info available to
> the regression tester? The change, if possible, would render regression
> tables much more usable.
Hi Joaquin,

I suspect that the situation is even worst. I have the impression that
the date associated to a revision corresponds to the date the revision
was committed locally, not when it was pushed to develop or master. Can
some of the Git experts confirm my suspicion?


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