Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
On 27 Sep 2007, at 13:07 , Martijn Faassen wrote:
Let's focus on the reasons for each step and keep the discussion at
that level, please? I think it's useful if people ask "is that really
necessary?" for steps in the release process. Just weigh the pros and
cons. I'd like to understand more about the trouble Philipp ran into
doing releases from the original checkout and then tagging.

I've summarized this in another thread [1], but I'll be happy to elaborate here:
These are four separate cases where I've actually witnessed myself or other people mess up. We're forgetful, we can't do anything about that. We can, however, force us to catch our mistakes. I believe that if we made everybody create the tarballs from the tag, it would improve the situation a lot.

I'm beginning to see a consensus that we should make it impossible to create distributions from the trunk or a release branch.

Thanks, very clear. You convinced me. Even if distutils would start cleaning up after itself the other issues still stand and won't be going away.



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