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Re: [Xen-devel] hg changeset numbers vs hashes and the "public" xen http

To: Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] hg changeset numbers vs hashes and the "public" xen http-hg trees
From: Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:51:37 +0100
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At 15:44 +0100 on 13 Aug (1281714259), Dan Magenheimer wrote:
> I've started to notice developers making more use
> of the 48-bit "hash" (forgot the proper term) identifier
> for changesets instead of changeset number.  While
> I understand the reasons (specifically that the
> 48-bit has is unique across all trees but the changeset
> number is not... and that more developers are experienced
> now with git where the hash is exclusively used), sadly
> the "public" http representation of Xen trees available
> through:
> http://xenbits.xensource.com/xen-unstable.hg and friends
> which I browse regularly does not allow searching by hash,
> so a cset comment such as:
> "tools/python: Remove non-ASCII characters introduced by fffedd3d70e1."
> is rather useless when using the http interface.

Works for me[tm].  I just entered fffedd3d70e1 in the search box and it
took me to that place in the log.



Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Principal Software Engineer, XenServer Engineering
Citrix Systems UK Ltd.  (Company #02937203, SL9 0BG)

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