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Python moratorium and the future of 2.x

Python moratorium and the future of 2.x

Posted Nov 13, 2009 5:52 UTC (Fri) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
In reply to: Python moratorium and the future of 2.x by rahulsundaram
Parent article: Python moratorium and the future of 2.x

What does "available" mean, exactly? Is it in Fedora's official repos or not? Remember that
Python plays 2 separate roles in most distros. It's the runtime for various OS utilities... and a
development platform for users who program. As a Python programmer, I don't care all that
much what version of Python that print manager is using. But I care very much about the
quality of support for the latest 2.x and 3.x versions of Python and associated modules. Both
of which are first class in my "favorite" distro. Though I generally prefer the term "preferred"
to "favorite". One should not get too attached to any one distro. It distorts one's perspective.

At any rate, while Shuttleworth will almost certainly eventually end up in Heaven, I'm
recommending a couple of extra days in purgatory for the PulseAudio thing. Lennart's going
straight to Hell, though. :-)


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Python moratorium and the future of 2.x

Posted Nov 13, 2009 9:51 UTC (Fri) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

As a python programmer, it is readily available and packaged as a parallel installable single RPM for a very long time already. The Fedora 13 plan is for better integration to take the first steps for it to be used for distribution utilities. Since Fedora uses Python extensively including for Anaconda, yum, system configuration utilities etc, this is a incremental process.

If you want to imagine sending any free and open source software developer to non existent places, feel free to.

Python moratorium and the future of 2.x

Posted Nov 17, 2009 20:23 UTC (Tue) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767) [Link]

This is one time that I would cheer Fedora on in their much vaunted effort to facilitate the
adoption of new technology. But a year after the release of Python 3, is seems like Fedora is
just now making it to the starting line. As a Python consumer, it seems to me that there
would be more interest, on Fedora's part, in helping to get past this 2->3 pot hole in the road.
In short: "Fedora, we need you now. Where are you?"


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