[tz] Getting close to new release: testing, testing, ...

Derick Rethans tz at derickrethans.nl
Fri Sep 13 09:11:23 UTC 2013

On Thu, 12 Sep 2013, Paul Eggert wrote:

> To do that, compare the latest stable release (2013d, or
> 8f10e5c in the experimental repository) to the master
> head.  If you have the git repository, you can run this
> shell command:
>   git diff 8f10e5c...HEAD
> Or you can visit this URL:
>   https://github.com/eggert/tz/compare/8f10e5c...HEAD
> and click on 'Files Changed' to see each change to each file.
> I'd like to simplify this process by adding tags to the
> experimental repository, so that you can say something like
> '2013d...HEAD' instead; see
> <https://github.com/eggert/tz/issues/1>.  This should make
> it more convenient to look at old releases via git.

Actually, most people would probably create a "feature branch" for each 
version (from master), then merge into master upon release and tag it.

> Unfortunately Git has multiple types of tags and Github has
> a "Releases" feature, and I haven't yet had time to
> understand all the issues involved.

I wouldn't bother with that :-)


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