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Re: new scripts and patches for devscripts

Am Mittwoch, den 09.03.2011, 12:26 -0500 schrieb James Vega:
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 09.03.2011, 00:05 +0000 schrieb Roger Leigh:
> >> On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 11:01:12PM +0100, Benjamin Drung wrote:
> >> > Should these script moved from ubuntu-dev-tools into devscripts?
> >> >
> >> > Most of the script are written in Python. Rewriting them to get them
> >> > included in devscripts is too much work without benefit. devscripts
> >> > would depend on python then.
> >>
> >> Most of the scripts are short.  Rewriting would be fairly simple, and
> >> may be beneficial in removing the Ubuntu-specific bits.
> >
> > What speaks against having these script in python? Is python too heavy
> > for a _development_ machine?
> It's not just about a package dependency.  It's more about restricting
> the knowledge base required for those maintaining the package.
> Considering that scripts are contributed to devscripts and the support
> burden is then commonly left on the shoulders of those maintaining
> devscripts instead of the original script author, it's in our interest
> to maintain a consistent set of languages that we are willing to
> support.  This is currently Perl and shell.
> So yes, IMO, accepting scripts written in Python (or any other language)
> is too heavy.  Not for a "_development_ machine", but for a maintenance
> team.  If people choose to ignore our requirement and develop scripts in
> other languages, then they can deal with the consequences.

Stefano Rivera (stefanor) and I offer to maintain the Python scripts in
devscripts. Is it enough to have at two DDs to support Python?

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer

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