[Distutils] version for VCS/local builds between alpha and release

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 01:26:41 CEST 2015

On 14 Apr 2015 04:04, "Robert Collins" <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> Tl;dr: I woud like to change PEP-440 to remove the stigmata around dev
> versions that come between pre-releases and releases.
> The basic scenario here is developers and CD deployers building
> versions from VCS of arbitrary commits. So we need to be able to
> deliver strictly increasing version numbers, automatically, without
> interfering with actual publishing of pre-release and release versions
> to PyPI.
We'd had a previous request for a similar clarification around local
version identifiers, so I've finally tweaked the PEP to clarify that both
that admonition and this one relate specifically to *published* versions,
rather than what folks do with their local or CI builds.

See https://hg.python.org/peps/rev/bf4ffb364faf for the exact wording

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