Python 3.0

David G. Mackay mackay_d at
Tue Sep 4 19:32:50 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 09:22 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> > Unless it somehow interferes with the standard python package, be it
> > 2.5, 2.6, or whatever, I don't expect much.  I'd love to get a recap of
> > that in about six months or so.  Out of the twelve bugs for python in
> > FC6, eight were dups, not a bug, or rawhide.  The four actual bugs that
> > are still open were probably kicked upstream, and remain open eight or
> > nine months later.
> > 
> "This is the last planned release in the Python 2.4 series - future
> maintenance releases of Python will be in the 2.5 series, starting of
> course with 2.5.1."
> "If you really want to maintain a retired package, then the process is
> much the same as claiming an orphaned package. However, you need to be
> aware that fixing release critical bugs etc becomes your responsibility.
> This is to ensure the high quality and standards of packaging remain for
> Fedora package collection."
> So things like those four bugs kicked upstream become the responsibility
> of our compat-python2.4 maintainer.  Similarly, if any of the fixed
> rawhide bugs needed to be fixed for python2.4 as well, they would be the
> responsibility of our compat-python2.4 maintainer.  So being the
> compat-python2.4 maintainer is a non-trivial job.  It might even be
> easier to be the zope/plone maintainer and drive the port to python2.5 :-)

No offense, but it seems that you have set the standards for the compat
maintainer far higher than Fedora or the python authors are willing to
meet.  It seems to be a disingenuous method of denying compat packages
while claiming that Fedora hasn't done so.


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