Slim GitVersion Docker image

Update: This post is now available at a new location:
https://blog.ngeor.com/2018/08/19/slim-gitversion-docker-image.html

In a previous post, I wrote about GitVersion. GitVersion is a tool which solves semantic versioning of a git repository in its own way. With GitVersion, the version of any git repository is a pure function of its state, derived by tags, branches and commit messages.

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One script to version all

Update: This post is now available at a new location:
https://blog.ngeor.com/2017/12/20/one-script-to-version-all.html

This is just a fun hacking post. I put together a script that is able to handle all versioning strategies that I mentioned about in the post about versioning.

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Semantic versioning with GitVersion

Update: This post is now available at a new location:
https://blog.ngeor.com/2017/12/19/semantic-versioning-with-gitversion.html

I recently stumbled upon a tool called GitVersion which takes a different approach on versioning. I already mentioned some options regarding versioning, but all of them require you to actively specify the version somewhere. GitVersion instead is able to calculate it based on the state of your git repository.

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On versioning

Update: This post is now available at a new location:
https://blog.ngeor.com/2017/12/18/on-versioning.html

According to Wiktionary, the word version means “a specific form of variation of something”. In computing, it’s “a particular revision of something” (e.g. software). The word has French and Latin roots. The Greek translation, έκδοση, can also be translated as publication.

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