[Distutils] dev versions

Floris Bruynooghe floris.bruynooghe at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 01:20:10 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 04:41:25PM -0500, Ian Bicking 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.

The verlib [0] aka PEP 386 way as currently proposed is to use
0.3.1.post123 to do count away from releases (i.e. "post-releases").


[0] http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0386/

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