Python 3.0

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at
Tue Sep 4 19:51:35 UTC 2007

On 9/4/07, David G. Mackay <mackay_d at> wrote:
> 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.

I don't necessarily think its unreasonable to set the bar higher for compat.
Most of the work to fix the bugs in any package is done as part of the
on-going development process that the upstream developers dictate. We
strive to be in tune with that upstream process.. as a project. When
we introduce compat packages we are taking a step away from the normal
upstreaming process. Compat packages cannot rely on the forward
momentum of upstream developers, nor can we be as confident that the
work being done in the compat space is going to be applicable beyond
our project.  As a result there is an explicit need for the maintainer
to take on a heavier burden of accountability, in recognition that we
are choosing to extend the servicable lifetime of a codebase that the
upstream developers themselves are no longer interested in.


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