[Distutils] dev versions

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Oct 13 20:08:05 CEST 2009

At 01:45 PM 10/13/2009 -0400, Tres Seaver wrote:
>Reinout van Rees wrote:
> > 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.

"0.3.1-anything" will sort after "0.3.1" and before "0.3.2dev", so 
that's probably what you want.  Typically, the "anything" would be a 
revision number or date tag  (e.g r5143 or 20091005), but it could 
also be a manually-assigned sequential number.

Technically, this is a "post-release" tag, and in the previous 
proposal for a restricted version format, you would designate it with 

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