[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Read "Last Changed Rev" field as version info.

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Sat Jan 16 00:33:35 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:53:27PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Ramiro Polla <ramiro.polla at gmail.com> writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Read "Last Changed Rev" field instead of "Revision" field to avoid
> > being affected by changes in other directories (such as branches).
> > This will be more useful for getting swscale revision that isn't
> > affected by other commits to mplayer.
> >
> > I tested on subversion 1.3 for the old .svn/entries format, but I left
> > out the new .svn/entries format because I'm not that skilled with sed
> > and I don't know how reliable it would be to get the nth line after
> > "dir".
> Why do we look for the revision in so many ways?  Does "svn info"
> sometimes fail?

When it is not installed.
Or the checkout was done from a different machine with a newer SVN version
(yes, unfortunately there are development systems around with such outdated
Probably more cases if you think about it hard enough :-)

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