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Re: Has Debian abandoned Python?

Hello Angus,

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 09:06, Angus <charmender@gmail.com> wrote:
> Python3 was released upstream exactly 1 year ago, but Python3.* still
> hasn't been released in Debian Unstable.
> Hell, even the even older Python2.6 is not there yet.
> I appreciate all the hard work that needs to done to maintain
> packages, but if you're going to maintain packages as important as
> these, take some responsibility already and make the effort! Or
> otherwise, let someone else do it (like me).
> Does Debian even have a roadmap for Python? If there is any, I'm not
> seeing it. At least be transparent about your tardiness.

The problem with Python (interpreters packages) is the maintainer,
that's force us in his one-man-show and, as you can see, it's failing
loudly. Matthias is holding back the release and his not willing to
communicate to the project (nor as a whole nor to the small group of
people maintaining modules & apps, that keeps asking him about it) his
plan or anything at all about these packages.

Buy hey, let's close our eyes and pretend he's doing a good job...

This (and other) rant are a signal we should create a TEAM around any
fundamental packages in Debian, and python MUST NOT be and exception.

Am I the only one (together with Angus, I'd say) believing python
deserves a better maintainership than the one it currently has?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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