[Buildbot-devel] sqlalchemy snafu part deux

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Fri Dec 21 20:24:12 UTC 2012

On Dec 21, 2012 10:50 AM, "Dan Kegel" <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at v.igoro.us>
> > Someone needs to have a talk with the sqlalchemy devs about their
> > version naming.
> It's standard debian sorting, I think; 0.8.0b2 < 0.8.0.
> > Also, why is everyone using their betas?
> In this case, I'm using it because I grabbed buildbot from the 0.8.7
> branch of git,
> which automatically grabs the latest version above 0.6 and below 0.8.
> And since 0.8.0b2 < 0.8.0, QED.
> Or are you asking whether python's ecosystem should have a way to
> tag things as beta, and not give them out normally?

I was mostly just griping that the beta releases have caused a lot of pain
that we really can't fix in already-released versions of Buildbot.

In particular, putting betas on pypi is a bit mean to users, since it
coopts anyone unlucky enough to install as a beta tester.

But now I see what you mean about version comparisons.  The change you
suggest is correct.

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