[Buildbot-devel] short git hash property?

Michael Labbé mlabbe at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 18:28:45 UTC 2015

Thanks! This is exactly what I needed.

I imagine most Git users will end up with this issue, so maybe this is a good example for the manual.

Michael Labbé

> On Feb 7, 2015, at 1:13 AM, Kevin Funk <kevin.funk at kdab.com> wrote:
> On Friday 06 February 2015 18:23:58 Michael Labbé wrote:
>> I am using the got_revision property to create files and directories to
>> deploy installers.
>> Long git hashes are rough and make everyone go crosseyed when they see them
>> in their file browsers.
>> How do I get a short git hash in a property in BuildBot? Or, because this is
>> literally just truncating the hash to 7 characters (28 bits), is there a
>> way to process the property on the server?
>> I’d do it in the tools being called in my build steps, but they are many and
>> range across platforms.
> We just do it this way:
> As one of the very first steps:
>    addStep(SetPropertyFromCommand(command=["git", "describe"],
>        workdir="source", property="version"))
> And then just use the "version" property instead of "got_revision".
> Also has the benefit of getting the name of the last tag into the string 
> (useful for package names).
> Greets
>> -Mike
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