[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #1518: Report SVN revision in PostGIS_Full_Version

PostGIS trac at osgeo.org
Fri Feb 3 06:08:25 PST 2012

#1518: Report SVN revision in PostGIS_Full_Version
 Reporter:  realityexists  |       Owner:  pramsey      
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  new          
 Priority:  medium         |   Milestone:  PostGIS 2.0.0
Component:  postgis        |     Version:  trunk        
 Keywords:                 |  

Comment(by realityexists):

 It would not be a dependency and I certainly wouldn't ask anyone to
 install SVN. Like strk said, just try to run it, but ignore any error if
 it fails. It should be included in the snapshots on the website, though,
 that's the whole point.

 To take a step back, this isn't really about SVN for me - that's an
 implementation detail. The goal is to be able to tell the difference
 between a version before some bug fix and a version after it. So if you
 want to call it a "build number" that works just as well, as long as it
 somehow increments for every change. (Maybe an SVN trigger that
 automatically updates a file as part of every commit?) SVN revision just
 seemed like a natural choice for this, because that's what's already
 published on the download page.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/1518#comment:9>
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