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Re: Bug#447231: debian-policy: New Python policy missing



On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 10:46:53 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de> said: 

> the new Python policy is in use since several months now and should be
> integrated.

        Are these the policies that are currently in use?

> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianPython/NewPolicy

        This seems more like a HOWTO document, and relies heavily on
 using debhelper. The language is not what I would expect of a normative
 document; it is fine for what it appears to be, a user guide.

        In general, the policy should define interfaces and
 requirements, and leave implementation details to the user; which is
 not the case here.

> http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/manoj-policy/

        This document is slightly better, but there is no indication
 that this has been accepted by the Debian Python crowd.  Has there been
 a ratification of this document by folks who use python?

> are both much more uptodate than
> http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/python-policy/

        Umm, I am not sure where that document comes from, but it
 certainly does not seem to be part of the Debian technical policy, so I
 am not sure what the relevance is here.

        Perhaps the Python Debian community should come to a consensus,
 update the page on  http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/, and
 then move to have whatever the result is be added to the
 technical policy?

        manoj

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