[Distutils] dev versions

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Fri Oct 9 00:06:05 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
> So after creating, say, version 0.3.1, I always mark a package as 0.3.2dev.
>  But this is annoying, you might never create a version 0.3.2 (e.g., 0.4
> might be the next level).
> So, it would be better to use something like 0.3.1~dev.  What is considered
> best practice for this?  Ideally something that works with both Setuptools
> and the upcoming Distribute version spec.

I like using a version of "0" on my project trunks.  I set the release
version on release tags.
I really wish there was a special version (or a version pattern) that
indicated that something is a development version *only* and can't be
released.  I don't think best practices have been established.


Jim Fulton

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