[PATCH for discussion] release.sh: autodetect current and previous tags

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at apple.com
Fri Dec 3 22:25:33 PST 2010

On Sep 24, 2010, at 12:18, Gaetan Nadon wrote:

> On Fri, 2010-09-24 at 11:21 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> +Usage: `basename $0` [options] <section> [<tag_previous>
>> [<tag_current>]]
>> +Usage: `basename $0` [options] <section> initial [<tag_current>]
> Can there be a safeguard to prevent accidental release with the "no
> tags" usage?
> Today, having both tags correct may be a pain, but act as such a
> safeguard.
> Making it easier sometimes implies making it more dangerous.
> Perhaps an option such as --auto-tags.
> Are there instructions on what to do in case of an accidental release?
> It seems easy to forget to run distcheck and upload a wrong tarball.

What happened to this?  Auto detection seems useful.  If you're worried about accidental releaes, why not just have a "Is this correct? [y/N]" after auto detecting?

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