[Numpy-discussion] Version numbers again

Sasha ndarray at mac.com
Thu Jul 27 14:25:48 CDT 2006

On 7/27/06, Andrew Straw <strawman at astraw.com> wrote:
> The one system that I
> suggest we really try to work with out-of-the-box, however, is
> setuptools, which, luckily, attached special meaning to ".dev" in a
> release number, so that it sorts _before_ the release. (In setuptools
> jargon, ".dev" is a pre-release tag. See
> http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools#specifying-your-project-s-version
> for more info.) In other words, with setuptools, 1.0b2.dev-r2891 sorts
> after 1.0b1 and pre 1.0b2. If nothing else, this maintains greatest
> consistency with what the current system, merely adding the ".dev-r"
> prefix before the svn revision.


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