[Distutils] setuptools: branch versions

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Jan 13 19:07:37 CET 2006

At 11:20 AM 1/13/2006 -0600, Ian Bicking wrote:
>One thing that would be nice, but seems rather substantial, would be a
>way to tag branches.  Right now 0.1dev and 0.1wsgi are ordered in some
>way, and for branches I'd actually like for them not to be ordered --
>you really want one tag or the other, and they aren't interchangeable in
>any way.  Which maybe is possible now.  Though the version specifiers
>make it hard too, because how do you say you want 0.1wsgi-*?
>Ultimately I'm looking for a "tag_svn_branch = true" setting, I guess,
>but the version sorting makes that less useful.

To designate a persistent branch, you should modify the project name 
instead.  E.g. 'foobar_wsgi' or 'foobar_plain'.

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