[Distutils] We need to make a decision wrt distribution names (second try)
jim at zope.com
Tue Jul 24 19:33:43 CEST 2007
On Jul 24, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Lars Immisch wrote:
>> Obviously, we are having a debate about what forms distribution
>> names can take. I think we need a decision.
> Thanks for bringing this up.
>> Does anyone know if there are existing rules for distribution
>> names? I can't find them if there are. Up until now, I think
>> we've been in somewhat of a prototyping mode, but I think it's
>> time to move beyond that.
>> I strongly suggest that we need an official specification that says:
>> - what's a legal distribution name and
>> - what the equivalence rules for distribution names are.
> Comparison rules are also important:
> Is artin-1.2-rc2 < artin-1.2?
Note that these are not distribution names. Well, that depends on
how you define "distribution names". Sigh. The dsitribution names
I'm trying to talk about don't have version numbers. I don't see a
particular reason why these distribution names have to be ordered,
Jim Fulton mailto:jim at zope.com Python Powered!
CTO (540) 361-1714 http://www.python.org
Zope Corporation http://www.zope.com http://www.zope.org
More information about the Distutils-SIG