[PATCH] Replace build date with Git hash and commit date

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de
Thu Jan 10 08:21:57 UTC 2019

On 10/01/2019 09:19, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> On 10/01/2019 00:42, Chris Johns wrote:
>> On 9/1/19 7:24 pm, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>>> The usage of a build date prevents reproducible builds.
>> Sorry to revisit this change. I have reviewed the generated the docs 
>> and they
>> look good and the changes are welcome, thank you. I would like to ask 
>> a few
>> questions.
>> 1. Can the hash be the short version? I am seeing in the PDF in the 
>> page header:
>>   Release (9th January 
>> 2019)
>> which is correct but the page header is now 2 lines and a line on a 
>> page in the
>> PDF is precious. In the Classic API manual at 716 pages this is 716 
>> extra lines.
>> Can we use a shortened hash?
> I played a bit around view various variants. One problem I had is in 
> case the version line is long but not enough for two lines, then it 
> overlaps the chapter number in the header. If you want a one liner, 
> then the chapter number, the document title and the version must fit 
> into it. I think this is only possible if we drop the date, use a 
> short hash and cut down some document titles (or use a smaller font 
> size). 

We have to take also the hash-modified modifier into account if you 
build with a non-clean Git checkout.

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