[openstack-dev] Automatic version creation in PBR

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Tue Mar 18 21:30:18 UTC 2014

On 03/18/2014 04:25 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Robert Collins wrote:
>> If you set 'version' in setup.cfg, pbr's behaviour will not change at all.
>> If you do not set 'version' in setup.cfg then:
>>   - for tagged commits, pbr's behaviour will not change at all.
>>   - for untagged commits, pbr will change from
>> '$last_tag_version.$commit_count.g$sha' to
>> '$next_highest_pre_release.dev$commit_count.g$sha'
> That sounds sane to me. IIUC it shouldn't impact the release team. The
> version number ends up being quite ugly, but in that precise case
> prettiness is not a primary goal.
> It may impact packagers in some corner cases so I'd engage with them to
> check (#openstack-packaging ?) *and*, like Doug recommends, wait for
> after icehouse release to make the change.

We've also discussed adding a utility to transform the newer uglier but 
more pep440 correct generated version string into debian format for 
folks - since it is possible to do it purely mechanically, but grokking 
it totally might not be something someone wants to do.

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