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 ppc64le). Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Coghlan | ncogh...@gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia _______________________________________________ Distutils-SIG maillist - Distutils-SIG@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig