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Ticket #10223 (closed: self-service)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Git tags make for funny messages in project overview

Reported by: jengelh Owned by:
Keywords: Cc:
Private: no


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?

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by ctsai

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to self-service

Hmm, I think you make some excellent points. If you could, would you log an idea for this in our IdeaTorrent? And once you've done that, please leave another comment in this ticket with the link so that I can vote on it.

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

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