[Distutils] dev versions
Reinout van Rees
reinout at vanrees.org
Mon Oct 12 08:53:23 CEST 2009
On 2009-10-08, 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.
a) Where's the annoyment exactly? It is easy to change and it's a release-time
b) In a previous discussion on a zope mailinglist (about using '0' for this
purpose, which was pretty much shot down for the zope toolkit because of
the problems attached to it), someone mentioned adding '+svn' to the
previous version number. So from 0.3.1 to 0.3.1+svn. Apparently that
sorts it behind 0.3.1. You could try something like that. The poster
mentioned it as a debian standard.
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