On Mar 29, 2007, at 11:26 PM, Baiju M wrote:
Jim Fulton wrote:
Log message for revision 73922:
This file is a recipe for bad releases
I am asking for a resolution here, do we want this file in svn for
other packages ?
No, IMO, and since I am the primary maintainer of zope.testing, my
opinion counts here. :)
In my experience I found this file is not required.
Worse, it's potentially harmful.. If you forget it's there, you could
end up releasing something with a version number other than what you
The only use case for which it is needed is using easy_install to
install an egg directly from subversion. In understand that some
people want this, especially for unstable projects. For stable
projects, like zope.testing, I think it is more trouble than it's worth.
To make a release with svn revision number
just get the number from 'svn info' and copy-paste it in setup.py,
then 'buildout setup . sdist'
Oh, you don't even need to do that. You can get the version #
included automatically using the -r option to egg_info, as in:
python setup.py egg_info -r sdist
Or, to also include "dev" in the version #:
python setup.py egg_info -rb dev sdist
I agree with Jim says in the log message. Yes, it's YAGNI !
I wouldn't object if it was just a YAGNI. It's a source of potential
mistakes. YOu have to either remember to remove the file before a
release or remember a special command-line incantation to defeat it.
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