[Distutils] PEP440 and fork versioning

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 21:07:03 CEST 2013

> *If* this was added to the PEP, I would add it as a new optional
> ".localN" suffix, with a recommendation that public index servers MUST
> disallow use of local numbering, since it is intended for downstream
> integrators to indicate the inclusion of additional changes relative
> to the upstream version. Outside a given integrators environment, the
> local numbering is no longer valid.

Seems like you have to add something like this, if you're not wanting
"provides" to cover it.
Like you mention, ".post" won't work in all cases.
Otherwise people are left not changing the version, or changing the version
in a way that could break consistency.
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