[CDash] Where and how to display git SHA of commit at CDash dashboard?

David Cole DLRdave at aol.com
Wed Jan 31 16:46:50 UTC 2018

Zack's reply included "We have a couple features left to port before
we can upgrade my.cdash.org."

I'll let him reply again if he has an idea about when my.cdash.org
will be upgraded...

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 1:23 PM, Niels Dekker
<niels_dekker_address_until_2024 at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Zack Galbreath wrote on Tuesday Jan 30, 2018:
>> As Dave Cole mentioned, we now display the git commit (if available)
>> in the Update column on index.php.  We have a couple features left to
>> port before we can upgrade my.cdash.org.
> Thanks for your reply, Zack. I see the "Update" column at
> https://my.cdash.org/index.php?project=SuperElastix has a subheader below
> "Update", saying "Files". Is that where the commit SHA should appear? On
> https://open.cdash.org/index.php?project=CMake the subheader of the "Update"
> column says "Revision", and it does actually show shortened commit SHA
> hashes, as David Cole pointed out.
> Or do you mean that my.cdash.org just does not support displaying the commit
> SHA hash yet? If so, can you maybe give some rough indication when it does?
> David Cole wrote on Monday Jan 29, 2018:
>> Hopefully somebody who knows what the mechanism is can reply and
>> give a hint, but if not, I bet it's not too difficult to figure
>> it out based on analysis of the source code of CDash and
>> CMake.CTest.
> I did some analysis of the source code, but found it not so easy. Searching
> through CTest at https://github.com/Kitware/CMake.git it seemed to me that I
> should either add command-line argument "--overwrite ChangeId=<commit-sha>"
> or set(CTEST_CHANGE_ID  <commit-hash>). In either way, the commit SHA hash
> should appear as ChangeId attribute of the Site tag, in the XML files in the
> Testing subdirectory (Build.xml, Configure.xml, etc.), right?  But will it
> then be visible somewhere at our dashboard at my.cdash.org?
> Zack Galbreath wrote:
>> You can still get this information uploaded to CDash even if you rely
>> on some external mechanism to update your source code repository:
>> ctest_update()
> Thanks. But is this already relevant for my.cdash.org?
> Kind regards, Niels
> --
> Niels Dekker
> Scientific programmer
> LKEB, Leiden University Medical Center
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