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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] revisions and timestamps
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-20 21:55:09

On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Joaquin M Lopez Munoz <joaquin_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> Now that regression testers go against Github, the reported revision # is a
> bunch of random hexadecimal digits (for instance, "rev 29e219")

Actually, they are the first six hex-digits of the commit SHA1. That's the
usual way to identify Git commits, IIUC.

> 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.

It is used to tell if the report generation is stalled.


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