I'd really like to get to closure on the current approved release
process. Philipp, would you mind separating the release process into
a separate file? Or do you mind if I do it?
Some comments on the current draft at:
WRT version numbers in setup.py. I'm inclined to endorse Philipp's
recommendation for now. If there was a way to specify a version
number on the command line (or in a buildout.cfg) when creating
develop eggs, then I'd have a different position, but given current
technology, I think Philipp's recommendation, as I understand it, is
I think there are some details missing. I think the intend is that
the version number in the setup.py on the trunk and on release
branches should have the "dev" suffix. I think this is good as a
reminder and a flag that accidentilly released dev eggs are suspect.
I think the dance should be that, to make a release, you make a tag
and then edit the version number on the tag. I think this sort of
editing on a tag is reasonable and it is fortuitous that svn allows it.
Also, by default, the "next" version on the trunk should be a release
with the second number incremented. The next version on a release
branch should have the 3rd number incremented. This is a minor
detail, especially since I think we can avoid release branches for
most projects and I think that release branches shouldn't be created
until they are needed. Of course, tags should always be created.
There are other improvements that might be made, but let's not let
the perfect be the enemy of the good.
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