This module is a simple drop-in to support setup.py in mercurial based projects.
Its supposed to generate version numbers from mercurials meta-data.
It uses 4 strategies to archive its task:
- try to directly ask hg for the meta-data
- try to infer it from the .hg_archival.txt file
- try to use the cache file if it exists
- try to read the version from the 'PKG-INFO' file sdists contain (this is a nasty abuse)
The most simple usage is:
from setuptools import setup from hgdistver import get_version setup( ..., version=get_version(), ..., )
get_version takes the optional argument cachefile, which causes it to store the version info in a python script instead of abusing PKG-INFO from a sdist.