[scribus] Build Version Ascertainable?

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Nov 11 13:57:01 UTC 2012

On 11/11/2012 04:41 AM, ale rimoldi wrote:
> hi john,
>> I've been building Scribus from the high watermark of SVN (1.5) and
>> need to determine what version my currently running edition is from.
>> Using Help-About does not provide me the Subversion version and gives
>> me a date of "1 August 2012" when my system notes I built it 18:33:17 
>> 09/10/12 PDT.
>> Is the Subversion version which Scribus is built from ascertainable
>> from a running instance?  If not, is there a file is the staged tree
>> that might reflect it?  I built Scribus using Gentoo's portage
>> facility which basically pulls whatever is HEAD at the time I
>> update.  In this case, I think I last successfully built on 18:33:17
>> 09/10/12 PDT.  I'm going to go look at the Subversion repository (I
>> hope there is a websvn (http://websvn.tigris.org/) interface) and
>> determine what version was HEAD around that time.
>> It seems to me having a Subversion version and date included in the 
>> About box might be helpful.
> this has been discussed a few times already, but (afaik) nobody brought
> a usable solution.
> another useful feature, would be to add the git branch, for the ones
> who compile from gif.

if you run 'svn info', you can get something like this:

Path: .
Working Copy Root Path: /home/gregp/development/scribus140
URL: svn://scribus.net/branches/Version14x/Scribus
Repository Root: svn://scribus.net
Repository UUID: 11d20701-8431-0410-a711-e3c959e3b870
Revision: 17869
Node Kind: directory
Schedule: normal
Last Changed Author: jghali
Last Changed Rev: 17867
Last Changed Date: 2012-11-10 09:50:34 -0500 (Sat, 10 Nov 2012)

so if someone is using svn, this might be the quickest way.


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