Which rsync version is current?

Marco Atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Thu May 28 02:58:07 GMT 2020

On 27.05.2020 22:19, Ken Brown via Cygwin wrote:
> [Adding the rsync maintainer to the Cc in case he wants to add something.]
> On 5/27/2020 3:34 PM, Bill Stewart wrote:
>> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 1:20 PM Andrey Repin wrote:
>> What I am saying is that the Setup program says the installed version
>> is 3.1.3+20200429+gitf7746d0-1.
> The version number shown by setup indicates that the maintainer built 
> the package from a snapshot of the upstream git repository rather than 
> from a stable release.  The maintainer chose this version number, 
> presumably to indicate that the snapshot was made on 2020-04-29 after 
> git commit f7746d0.

the main reason to put the date in the version is
to assure that subsequent releases from git repository
will be considered higher by setup and offered as "New"

Using only the git tag you can not reach the scope
these are the latest commits on the Rsync code
and we can not say from the tag alone which is the latest

  $ git log --oneline |head
8809f65b A couple minor tweaks.
5710d2fe Simplify the capabilities array.
bcb0a24a Convert NEWS & OLDNEWS into .md files.
96ed96da Fix the parsing of the --version capabilities.
8ad2ca9a Install yodl for the CI builds.
23a37eca Get indent right.
47bae3ab Improve output of capabilities in --version list.
dff9dd56 Remove xxhash from capabilities list.
7182508a Fix a couple deb names.
cb0fe9e1 Improve CI setup.

I see the maintainer have tested his
choice of f7746d0 and he saw no reason to pack
the older 3.1.3

specially as 3.1.3 was NOT building under cygwin


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