[mapserver-dev] Python MapScript

Bruno Friedmann bruno at ioda-net.ch
Thu Apr 12 11:27:19 PDT 2018

On mardi, 10 avril 2018 19.43:37 h CEST Seth G wrote:
> Thanks all for the support. The full test suite is being resurrected which
> will help check which parts of the API have changed from the docs (thanks
> to @claudep - see https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver/pull/5572).
> One question it would be good to get input on is for versioning. In PyPI you
> can only change deployment packages by changing version number.
> I'd propose versioning following MapServer versioning (as the package will
> need to match the binaries), with an additional descriptor at the end to
> allow for some beta releases and patches. This follows  PEP 440 guidelines
> [1].
> e.g. 7.0.7a1, 7.0.7rc1, 7.0.7, 7.0.7.post1 etc.
> Seth
> [1]
> https://packaging.python.org/tutorials/distributing-packages/#standards-com
> pliance-for-interoperability

I'm not over fan of 7a1 etc as in rpm term it means > 7 

I prefer the way a numerous project (Gnome, KDE) used as 7.1.7 = 7.2 alpha, .
1.8 beta 1.9 rc to finally have 7.2.0 release that ease packaging, doesn't 
need tricks. 
But that's just a gratis 2cts feedback ;-)


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