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From Matthias Seidel <>
Subject Re: get Revision from Git (short Hash)
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2019 22:07:38 GMT
Hi Kay,

Am 15.08.19 um 00:02 schrieb Kay Schenk:
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 1:24 PM Marcus <> wrote:
>> Am 14.08.19 um 22:02 schrieb Jim Jagielski:
>>>> On Aug 14, 2019, at 10:51 AM, Andrea Pescetti <>
>> wrote:
>>>> Matthias Seidel wrote:
>>>>> We already have the build id, the build
>>>>> date and now the git hash (which is a unique link to the last commit
>>>>> was based on)
>>>>> This is how we did it with SVN, why should we change it?
>>>> Because we are dropping information. The SVN revisions are always
>> increasing, and thus (independent on the build date, which can be at any
>> moment) I can compare two builds and retain information on which came first.
>>>> With git of course this doesn't hold, i.e., you cannot say which commit
>> came earlier between abcd1234 and 5678abcd. So I see some added value if we
>> enrich it this way.
>>> Is that needed though? I had thought the basic reason for having the SVN
>> ID is that the end-user knows, for sure, which SVN revision their app was
>> built from.
>> it's unrealistic that the commit was done, e.g., today but the build
>> weeks later. So, Git hash and build date is not done at the exact same
>> date and time. But nearly. And here it think it's sufficiant.
>> But when we decide to prefix the hash with a date value it's OK for me,
>> too.
>> Marcus
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> I think the date and hash should be displayed in the "build information"
> screen as the revision information was previously. In Jim's sample display,
> although the date is displayed, there is no indication of actual "revision"
> (hash).

This is simply because the code we are discussing about is still not

I applied Peters patch and it looks like this:



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