[tahoe-dev] announcing pycryptopp v0.6.0.1206569328141510525648634803928199668821045408958

David-Sarah Hopwood david-sarah at jacaranda.org
Thu Mar 15 16:20:59 UTC 2012

On 15/03/12 12:33, Greg Troxel wrote:
> two (minor) bug reports:
>   v0.6.0.1206569328141510525648634803928199668821045408958 is a
>   ridiculous version number.

I disagree. Refer to it as 0.6.0.* if you need a short name, but, for the
purpose of a distutils/setuptools version, including a git hash in the
version string has significant advantages.

In particular, it stops people calling different versions by the same
version string (which has in the past caused us significant headaches),
because the number is automatically generated when they create an egg or
sdist. This is much less effort than having to educate everyone who could
possibly redistribute the package that it's a bad idea not to change
version numbers. Also changing the version automatically is much less prone
to mistakes.

David-Sarah Hopwood ⚥

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