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Re: Has Debian abandoned Python?

On Dec 2, 2009, at 10:26, Sandro Tosi wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:17, Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>> Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org> writes:
>>> 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?
>> You are not alone. What, specifically, are you proposing should be done;
> to form a team to maintain python core packages (there is already a
> team on alioth, pkg-python, I think created for this purpose; it
> currently doesn't have any content in it)

The perl binary currently is team maintained inside debian. This is a separate team from the perl packages team which maintains perl modules in debian. Teamwork has allowed us to maintain a huge amount of high-quality debs, as well as enjoy each others company. :)

The perl binary team is relatively new, but it has some talented veterans who keep the perl binary up-to-date. 

I strongly recommend working with a team when contributing to debian, it is an effective way to maintain software.


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