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Re: Has Debian abandoned Python?

Joey Hess wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
>> The question of whether someone is doing an adequate job of maintaining a
>> package is a legitimate one.  The identity of their employer is immaterial
>> to an objective examination of this question.
> I think this argument only makes sense if the distribution they are
> working on for their employer is so unlike Debian that it is not
> possible to draw parallels from one to the other.
> If someone's day job is to package python 3.0 for Fedora, and they
> managed to do it 2 years ago, and have not gotten it into Debian yet
> despite maintaining the package here too, I doubt anyone would think the
> less of them. Fedora is so unlike Debian that the work could easily be
> non-transferrable, and many things could block a change in one
> distribution that is simply accomplished in the other.
> Many still seem to think that Ubuntu is sufficiently close to Debian
> that work done in it should be easily transferrable. If this is not the
> case, maybe we need to start treating Ubuntu more like we do Fedora.

Because it is sufficiently close, mistakes learnt in one should probably
not be repeated in the other...



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