[Distutils] Accepting PEP 440: Version Identification and Dependency Specification

Richard Jones richard at python.org
Fri Aug 22 15:09:57 CEST 2014

Wow, a huge thanks to everyone named (as well as you, Nick ;) for
persevering and getting this through.

On 22 August 2014 22:34, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just pushed Donald's final round of edits in response to the
> feedback on the last PEP 440 thread, and as such I'm happy to announce
> that I am accepting PEP 440 as the recommended approach to identifying
> versions and specifying dependencies when distributing Python
> software.
> The PEP is available in the usual place at
> http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0440/
> It's been a long road to get to an implementation independent
> versioning standard that has a feasible migration path from the
> current pkg_resources defined de facto standard, and I'd like to thank
> a few folks:
> * Donald Stufft for his extensive work on PEP 440 itself, especially
> the proof of concept integration into pip
> * Vinay Sajip for his efforts in validating earlier versions of the PEP
> * Tarek Ziadé for starting us down the road to an implementation
> independent versioning standard with the initial creation of PEP 386
> back in June 2009, more than five years ago!
> Regards,
> Nick.
> --
> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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