In cut versions, we print a "fatal" git error trying to get the version from git.
#4 Updated by Marc Mengel about 3 years ago
Okay, so now we try the git describe bit to get a tag, and if we get it , cache it in $POMS_DIR/.version. If we fail to get the tag from git, we read the version data from $POMS_DIR/.version. in either case, the call to git has stderr redirected to /dev/null, so we should never see any errors it prints.