On 13 February 2018 at 20:07, Chris Jerdonek <chris.jerdo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 1:59 AM, Robin Becker <ro...@reportlab.com> wrote:
>> I am a bit confused about the meaning of 'backfilling'. Does it mean that a
>> particular manylinux will evolve in time so an early manylinux2010 wheel
>> will differ from a later one?
> I think it just means that, say, manylinux2008 could be released after
> manylinux2010. So the version numbers wouldn't need to increase with
> each release as it would if the numbering scheme were, say,
> manylinux1, manylinux2, manylinux3, etc.

Yep, exactly this (the idea originally came from the fact we're going
to need a manylinux variant with a baseline year around 2014 or 2015,
or potentially even later, if we want to support aarch64 and/or


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