Re: python-xml, or: the dangers of beta software (and of diversions)
"Juergen A. Erhard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Just want to bring this to everyone's attention (and especially the
> people whose packages depend on python-xml):
Thanks for giving me a whole three or four hours to respond to the bug
> Okay, so it's in the python-xml README.Debian. And I know I should
> have read that... which I didn't.
Exactly. The package description also says it has replacements for
the standard xmllib and sgmllib, and mentions that they apply to
existing applications even if they don't use the existing interfaces.
> But even if I had... the only thing it says is that those versions (of
> xmllib and sgmllib) are 5 times faster. It does *not* say that they
> (at least xmllib) are very different from python-base's.
As far as I have been able to determine, they *weren't* different when
the package was created, and you are the first person to bring this to
I would have greatly appreciated it if you would have given me a
chance to examine the situation before making a public issue of it.
Rob Tillotson N9MTB <email@example.com>