Bill Allombert on Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:29:01 +0200

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Re: config/version: allow a saved custom $status

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:38:14PM +0200, Jeroen Demeyer wrote:
> Dear pari-dev,
> This is somewhat related to the discussion of "make release" in the
> bison thread.
> I propose that config/version looks for a file config/savedstatus to use
> as $status (usually, $status is a string like "development svn-12541").
>  This can be used for example by Sage package maintainers to supply an
> arbitrary string as the version.

Well, historically Karim did not like the idea of custom version strings.
Instead I added in revision 12543 a new make target 'svnsnapshot' that
produces a snapshot that remember its svn version.