Ticket #10223 (closed: self-service)
Git tags make for funny messages in project overview
|Reported by:||jengelh||Owned by:|
Project unix name: pam-mount
Just pushed the "v1.36" tag, which is then shown on the Overview page with a high number of commits:
"jengelh pushed 1024 commit(s) to refs/tags/v1.36 in the pam-mount Git repository of the pam_mount module project."
Technically, this is not wrong. There are (most likely, I did not verify) 1024 ancestral commits to the tag.
Though pushing a tag can indeed send along a high number of commits (as usual - git push makes sure all parents are reachable), the 1024-or-so commits were already there before, being referenced by branches/heads, so the message claims more work was done that was really done.
[1024 is just how it seems to be, there's nothing special about this power-of-2 number here.]
The (cheap, but sufficient) solution is to ignore the fact that uploading a tag alone could send commits and just announce new tags without a commit number in the project overview. What do you think?