Ok, I see your point. I guess that it is a less important issue since typically it should be the case that the build date coincides with the cvs date if one does not forget to update the source before compilation :-)


Allin Cottrell <cottrell@wfu.edu> schrieb:
On Sun, 22 Sep 2013, Artur T. wrote:

Just a note. Given this case I am wondered whether it makes more sense
to provide the "cvs date" instead of "build date" if one clicks on the
menu item "about gretl" -- this may rule out such a confusion in future.

Nice idea, but in this context "cvs date" would have to mean (1) the
date on which a "cvs update" was last done in the local source tree,
or possibly (2) the modification date of the most recently modified
file in the local source tree (though that could give a false result
if someone were to edit their copy without committing the change
right away).

I'm afraid it's not a practical possibility for gretl to track
either of these things.


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