[Mageia-dev] Python Packaging Policy
misc at zarb.org
Tue Jan 18 00:54:09 CET 2011
Le lundi 17 janvier 2011 à 21:03 +0100, philippe makowski a écrit :
> 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 ;)
Well, i just didn't think i had the authority to impose it, nor much
time to discuss it, so I never removed the draft label.
> >> 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
We can merge part of their policy , I am not against it, I just think we
should not adopt everything :)
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