[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 12:23:39 -0400

Skip Montanaro writes:
 > I don't know.  I see a lot more version-related checkins than that float by
 > just before a release.  What about the docs for example?

The docs generate at least two of these:


The Makefile case probably can't be automated, since it changes to add
a "patchlevel" of it's own when the release is done separately from a
Python release (such as the 2.2p1 doc release).  We've traditionally
also "hard-coded" the release date into the source boilerplate.tex, so
that formatting the released doc sources doesn't generate a new date.
(Switching CVS back to \today afterward generates yet another

There's probably a better way to handle this -- I don't like all the
dance steps we have to do for this either!


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation