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Re: new scripts and patches for devscripts



On Thu, 2011-03-10 at 00:26 +0100, Benjamin Drung wrote:
> 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?

Has this issue been resolved? Has this question been answered by
devscripts maintainers?


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