[Distutils] setuptools and git flow
dimino at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 22:07:48 CEST 2014
I'm trying to use setuptools to manage my project, and this project uses
Part of git flow (and in general) is that you don't know when you're
working on develop branch what your next version will be yet. In a way,
this means that work done on your develop branch doesn't have *any* version
at all. Only once you create a release branch, will you know what your
version will be.
This is at odds with the way setuptools documentation talks about re: daily
builds and snapshot releases. There's no option to change your project's
"official" version identified entirely - only to append to it.
So what ends up happening is a project has its release (1.0.0, for
example), and eventually the released version identifier makes its way back
into the develop branch. Then, when a new nightly develop build gets
created, it's marked as 1.0.0-NIGHTLY-01012014. This is a problem, because
it's *not* a 1.0.0 nightly build, it's a POST-1.0.0 nightly build.
Since the develop branch isn't supposed to have an actual version, what are
some recommendations? Should the version value in setup.py just be set to
something like "DEVELOP" in the develop branch? That'd always create
"DEVELOP-NIGHTLY-01012014" tags, which is acceptable.
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