[Mageia-dev] Python Packaging Policy

philippe makowski makowski.mageia at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 21:03:01 CET 2011

2011/1/17 Michael scherer <misc at zarb.org>:
> On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 06:15:52PM +0100, philippe makowski wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I though that I can find more time to work on this week end, but
>> unfortunately it was not the case.
>> The Mandriva doc is really not a good starter
>> (http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Python_packaging_policy)
> That's just a draft, but as the one that wrote the draft, could I
> know what is wrong with what was written so far ?
nothing except it is just a draft ;)

>> so I propose to use the Fedora one
>> (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Python) with some cleaning.
>> Can we provide  same macros as in In Fedora 13 and greater ?
>> Do you see any major problem with the Fedora policy ?
> First they make plan for having more than one version of python, something
> that I always told I will not do since no one stepped to do much to help
> on the transition. In short, as long the python team will in practice be only me
> ( and in practice, I mean "people who effectivly commit" ), we will have only 1 supported
> version of the stack.
> ( I consider python 3 to be a different language, because of the
> source level incompatibility ).
> There is also the issue on bytecompilation ( https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=50484 ).
> I have exposed there the various problem, and apart from explaining
> that the solution I chosed was not better than the other, no one gave a compeling
> argument into one or the others alternatives.
> Finally, a vast part of the policy is handling 2to3, a topic that we didn't discuss
> at all, and I would not be confortable to adopt it without first looking at it and
> discussing it.
> Not to mention that our policy draft speak of thing they do not include
> ( like naming policy, for a start ).
No problem, I understand perfectly
so let start with the Mandriva draft

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