RFC: Removing $Id$

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Thu May 3 08:39:33 UTC 2012

On 05/02/2012 08:06 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> On 05/02/2012 12:44 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> On 05/02/2012 07:15 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> We apparently didn't reach an obvious consensus
>>> on removing $Id$ from every file that originated
>>> from RTEMS.[1]
>>> IMO it is time to remove this relic.
>> I agree, that these $Id$ now are meaningless and can be removed.
>>> Any objections.
>> My remark from previous discussion still remains:
>> Does git have a counterpart to $Id$, which can be used to identify the
>> version of a file?
> I couldn't find anything that either didn't devolve to a hash
> and/or require something special on the client side. I didn't
> think that having special plugins on the user side would be
> desirable.

> We don't tend to use the Ids much in bug reporting discussions.
> I don't know that they are as useful as they are something
> we are used to having.

Well, but you do care about the BSD-Id's in RTEMS?

For external parties, who import RTEMS into their own VCS, the RTEMS 
Id's play a similar role as do the BSD-Ids for us.

This is the more important as RTEMS doesn't provide proper ChangeLogs 
anymore, which play a similar role when comparing source-trees outside 
of a VCS (e.g. when comparing tarballs).

> Ralf.. you are pretty good at this type of script. If you are
> up for doing this and no one objects, it would be appreciated.
> The only caveats I see if that files often have this pattern (1)

I'll see what I can do, but these days, I am busy with topics outside of 
RTEMS and will hardly be able to find a free time-slot.


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