[Monetdb-developers] Build date in Mserver startup info

Niels Nes Niels.Nes at cwi.nl
Sat May 1 15:20:06 CEST 2004


On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 03:12:49PM +0200, Stefan.Manegold at cwi.nl wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 03:52:59PM +0200, Arjan Scherpenisse wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Maybe it would be a good idea to include some information about the
> >> build date on startup of Mserver, just like other programs do that
> >> (Linux uname -a, Python, etc). That way you quickly can see if you
> >> have  the latest version...
> > probably beter to keep the welcome message clean. We could simply add a
> > build_date variable to the environment bat. Users could then
> > do an environment.find("build_data").print;
> >
> > Niels
> 
> good point.
> 
> but there is another issue/problem:
> 
> obviously, the automatic build date update does only work for code that is
> indeed recompiled.
> Hence, unless you recompile everything from scratch or force some place
> (e.g., the Mserver binary itself) to be recompiled with *any* change in
> either of gdk (libbat), monet (libmonet), Mserver, each single module,
> there is IMHO no convenient way to get a "consistent" build date as
> intended...
> Moreover, the build date does not say anything about the source code
> version that was used for the build...

indeed right thats the real problem. I think other projects also only show the
source code version ie a version or a version plus snapshot date.
So we also leave it at what we have, maybe generate a date into the
version string, we we release snapshots (which we currently don't).

Niels
> 
> Stefan
> 
> >>
> >> druif:~/> Mserver
> >> # Monet Database Server V4.3.17 (Apr 27 2004, 14:27:43) <-----
> >> # Copyright (c) 1993-2004, CWI. All rights reserved.
> >> # Compiled for i686-pc-linux-gnu/32bit; dynamically linked.
> >> # Visit http://monetdb.cwi.nl for further information.
> >> monet>
> >>
> >>
> >> regards
> >> --
> >> Arjan Scherpenisse
> >>
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Niels Nes, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI)
Kruislaan 413, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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