[swift-evolution] Allow commits or branches in the Swift Package Manager instead of Version
ankit at ankit.im
Tue May 24 16:04:29 CDT 2016
Daniel Dunbar is working on a version pinning proposal and it will solve
issues like this.
On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Tyler Fleming Cloutier via swift-evolution
<swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> I’m going to shamelessly bump this, because this is a pretty huge pain
> point for me, and I think others who are trying to build and test with
> Swift 3.
> > On May 14, 2016, at 3:12 PM, Tyler Fleming Cloutier via swift-evolution <
> swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> > Has there been any discussion on allowing direct specification of
> commits or branches for the Swift Package Manager on the list? Currently it
> only supports semantic versioning tags, which makes for a tricky
> development process for developers adding Swift 3 support to their packages.
> > For example, consider a Swift 2.2 library that is tagged with 0.2.0. If
> developer wants to support Swift 3, they have to either add Swift 3 support
> with #if swift directives which is difficult due to the large number of
> source changes in Swift 3 and then tag an maintain the new version in the
> normal way, or maintain a separate Swift 3 branch. Maintaining a separate
> branch is tricky because in order to use Swift PM you have to tag commits
> on the new branch. Would this new branch be tagged 0.3.0? What if there
> needs to be a new release under Swift 2.2? It’s also unfortunate because
> the developer has no way of letting other developers use the package
> without creating a release tag.
> > This difficultly would me drastically mitigated if Swift PM allowed the
> tracking of the latest commit on a branch, or the ability to specify a
> particular commit as a version.
> > Tyler
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