[Distutils] distutils version numbering

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Fri Jan 7 12:27:20 CET 2005

Thomas Heller wrote:
>>distutils still is very much an independent piece of software
>>which only happens to be shipped together with core Python.
>>I would rather like to see it stay that way to make life
>>easier for the developers of Python add-ons, so my vote is
>>for the standard "change API, bump version number" scheme.
> Fine with me.
> I have fixed a bug in 2.4's bdist_wininst already (*), although that's
> not an api change.  What should the next version numbers be then, in the
> release24-maint branch and HEAD?

Patches only: 2.4.1
API changes and new features: 2.5.0

If we introduce a new feature for every Python release, we'll
remain in sync ;-)

> Thomas
> (*) One of my own, personal use cases for the distutils version number
> is that I want to be able to identify the distutils version a binary
> windows installer was built with - it is displayed on the first screen
> if you run it.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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