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

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Thu Apr 16 01:33:34 CEST 2015

Thanks. There's still a little too much negative there for me - if I
propose a diff here would that be ok?

On 16 April 2015 at 11:26, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> change.
> Cheers,
> Nick.

Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
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