Planned setup.ini changes for early 2018

Jon Turney
Sun Jan 28 15:07:00 GMT 2018

On 22/01/2018 23:13, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 10/01/2018 22:44, Jon Turney wrote:
>> * Add depends: to version descriptions
>> This is a version-specific list of required packages (as opposed to 
>> requires:, which is per-package, and contains the union of the 
>> dependencies for all versions).
>> I believe that historical setup versions will either ignore, or can 
>> handle depends: (just containing package names, without version 
>> relations) relatively sanely (see [1] et seq. for details).
> On further testing, it's not safe to expose some versions of setup to 
> 'depends:' lines, so these will have to be called 'depends2:' or 
> suchlike, so they are safely ignored.

I deployed a calm update today which adds this header to the generated 

This should be ignored by all currently released setup versions.

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