[ANN] stdeb 0.3.2 and 0.4.1

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Sun Oct 4 20:13:43 CEST 2009

stdeb produces Debian source packages from Python packages via a new
distutils command, sdist_dsc. Automatic defaults are provided for the
Debian package, but many aspects of the resulting package can be
customized via a configuration file. An additional command, bdist_deb,
creates a Debian binary package, a .deb file.

stdeb: http://github.com/astraw/stdeb

This email announces releases 0.3.2 and 0.4.1.

release 0.4.1 download: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/stdeb/0.4.1
release 0.3.2 download: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/stdeb/0.3.2

Release 0.4.1 adds new features, conveniences and bug fixes to the
recently released, but unannounced 0.4 release. These two releases move
stdeb to use debhelper 7 (and therefore require at least Ubuntu
Intrepid, Debian Lenny, or the use of backports). This use of debhelper
7 allows the auto-generated debian/rules file to be greatly simplified.
stdeb 0.4 also switches to python-support from pycentral. If you do not
need to migrate packages from earlier versions of stdeb, it is
recommended to use the "--pycentral-backwards-compatibility=false"
command-line argument. See the changelog[1] and release notes[2] for
more information.

[1] http://github.com/astraw/stdeb/blob/release-0.4.1/CHANGELOG.txt
[2] http://github.com/astraw/stdeb/blob/release-0.4.1/RELEASE_NOTES.txt

Release 0.3.2 (and the unannounced 0.3.1) are maintenance releases for
the old-stable branch, which works with older distributions such as
Ubuntu Hardy. These releases added the bdist_deb command. See the
changelog[3] for more information.

[3] http://github.com/astraw/stdeb/blob/release-0.3.2/CHANGELOG.txt

As always, the venue for discussion of stdeb is the distutils mailing
list at http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig

Thanks to all who have helped stdeb for these and previous releases:


* Andrew Straw <strawman at astraw.com>
* Pedro Algarvio, aka, s0undt3ch <ufs at ufsoft.org>
* Gerry Reno (initial bdist_deb implementation)

Additional Credits

* Zooko O'Whielacronx for the autofind-depends patch
* Brett (last name unknown) for the --ignore-install-requires patch
* Ximin Luo for a bug fix
* Alexander D. Sedov for bug fixes and suggestions
* GitHub for hosting services.
* WebFaction (aka python-hosting) for previous hosting services.


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