[Distutils] Setting version from commandline or setup.cfg?

Maurits van Rees m.van.rees at zestsoftware.nl
Tue Jan 11 14:41:11 CET 2011

Op 11-01-11 12:51, Alan Franzoni schreef:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to automate my release process from vcs - something like:
> run tests ->
>   fetch current major, minor from branch (e.g. release_1.2) and
> revision from tag (e.g. v1.2.1) ->
> upload with current major, minor and  revision +1>
> tag with such current major, minor and incremented revision.
> I'd like to set my version from outside my setup.py file, either via
> setup.py or a commandline option - I don't want to execute code in my
> setup.py since this usually causes all sort of headaches with missing
> dependencies.
> Is there any proper way to do it? Might I break  other things unexpectedly?

I suggest using a tool like:

Depending on which vcs you are using you may need some extra packages, see:

When testing any of these tools you may want to create a local 
subversion/git/mercurial/whatever repository and create a small package 
there to test releasing it.

Maurits van Rees
Programmer at Zest Software http://zestsoftware.nl
Personal website http://maurits.vanrees.org/

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