[Distutils] dev versions

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 07:32:17 CEST 2009

2009/10/9 Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com>:
> 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.

Some of the projects I work on have a setup.cfg which says it's a
development version. If you then build it you get the horrid package
version with r34567654 in it, and you notice that you shouldn't
release it. I then usually delete it in the tag.

I guess that's the "official" version of setting the the version to 0.
I have no idea if something is better or worse. :)

Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok
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