What revision am I running? This helps me test Inkscape.

Asked by Lawrence on 2008-02-17

hi,
I created a bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/192451 and someone thinks that it is a duplicate and the problem is fixed in revision 17351. How do I determine what revision I am running? To ensure good quality software I would like to test the revision when it becomes available. How do I determine when a particular revision is available and where to get the revision. The version I have been testing says "0.45+devl+devl built feb 1 2008" on the about screen but it does not list a revision number.
Thanks. (Running on Windows Vista will all recent updates.)

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Krzysztof Kosinski
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2008-05-22
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2008-05-22
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2008-05-22
Best Krzysztof Kosinski (tweenk) said : #1

Revision number goes up after each change made in the SVN source control system. Those revisions are not made available as installable programs, but rather available for download as source code from the SVN repository. You need all the required libraries and a C++ compiler such as MinGW to compile such a version and then install it manually. In general, configuring the build environment on Windows is not trivial, so I would recommend to stick with the official (pre)releases. When a bug is said to be fixed in SVN, the next release will not contain it.

In general I think the revision number is not contained anywhere in Inkscape. When reporting, use the number of the version you have installed (i.e. the latest preview release is 0.46pre2 now, though it identifies itself as 0.45+devel in the About screen).

Please close the question if it's answered

Lawrence (annon0m0s) said : #3

Thanks Krzysztof (Chris) KosiƄski, that solved my question.