If I build kstars from source and run it from the build folder, the build version is not updated in either kstars - help - about or in the logs.
This can be misleading.
To get it to update the version number I have to delete the build folders and start again from the git source.
Subsequent updates from git pull result in the same build version being recorded, even though the updated version is running.
I'm not a Linux expert so there's very likely something simple I've missed...