[Distutils] setuptools --tag-revision poposed feature

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Sun May 2 21:52:04 CEST 2010

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Manlio Perillo wrote:
> Tres Seaver ha scritto:
>> Manlio Perillo wrote:
>>> Hi.
>>> Currently setuptools only support a ``tag-svn-revision`` option.
>>> However I use Mercurial, and I would like to tag hg revisions.
>> [...]
>>> I don't know if setuptools is still under development (this topic seems
>>> quite confused, for me), but can I write a patch, hoping that it will be
>>> accepted?
>>> Where should I send the patch?
>> The setuptools tracker is for "generic" setuptools issues:
>>   http://bugs.python.org/setuptools/
> It seems there is a problem:
> Sun May 2 19:09:07 2010: An error occurred. Please check the server log
> for more infomation.

Hmm, must be a transient failure:  I was able to reach the site just now.

>> Depending on the implementation, you might need to patch the plugin used
>> to get setuptools to recognize your "under versino control" files with
>> Mercurial, e.g.
>>   http://pypi.python.org/pypi/hg.setuptools
>> or:
>>   http://bitbucket.org/jezdez/setuptools_hg/wiki/Home
> The patch is only required in order to implement an entry point for
> setuptools.tag_revision, in addition to setuptools.file_finders
> By the way: why there are two packages that do the same thing?

"Convergent evolution," I would guess.

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