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Improve version handling #641

ark3 opened this Issue May 16, 2018 · 0 comments


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ark3 commented May 16, 2018


  • Telepresence knows whether it is running from a released artifact or from source
  • Telepresence warns the user when environment variables override the version of the proxy image (and the local image for container method)
  • Telepresence reports both the original (built-in) version and override version info when an environment override is used
  • Tagged release commits and unreleased commits have a computable version number that the deploy script can use to mark the artifacts it generates (Telepresence itself, images, deb/rpm packages, etc.)
  • When running a released codebase, Telepresence reports a release version string (e.g., 0.88) and uses the same version for images
  • When running installed from a non-release commit, Telepresence reports a dev version string (e.g., 0.88+3.gFEED1BEEF.dirty) and uses the same version for images
  • When running from a developer's Git checkout, Telepresence reports a dev version string but uses the prior release's images (0.88)


  • Remove all hard-coded references to the version number.
    • Such references are already catalogued in .bumpversion.cfg
    • docs/ will need special handling
  • Remove Bumpversion
  • Add Versioneer
  • Update the script so that unique dev version numbers are used on untagged builds (as opposed to re-using the prior release's version number, which is what happens right now)
  • Update the release process documentation
    • Manually compute the next version
    • Call towncrier with the new version number as before
    • Tag the repo manually with the new version number. This replaces the current bumpversion step

Versioneer automatically takes care of reporting the appropriate type of version number from a source tree, from an installed deployment, etc. It computes the version based on the SCM state in dev. When using setuptools to deploy/install, it replaces the version computation code with a hard-coded value. It may be some work to figure out which case is in play; need to investigate.

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