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Re: Policy for "Specifying Supported Versions" for Python3

"Luca Falavigna" <dktrkranz@debian.org> wrote:

>Il 18/06/2010 14.37, Scott Kitterman ha scritto:
>> XS-Python-Version: >= 2.x
>> XS-Python3-Version: >= 3.x
>> This avoids any risk of existing packages inadvertently expressing support for 
>> a Python3 version, but adds more fields to debian/control (this would also 
>> imply, I think, XB-Python3-Version).  This ends up making Packages.gz (and 
>> .bz2) larger and making updates slower for everyone.  
>I'd prefer this method over the above, it's clear and there's less risk
>to inadvertitely support python3 without proper source changes. Size is
>not that important: adding 30 bytes to 3,000 packages is less than 100Kb
>unzipped in total size, not a big deal after all.
I take the view that it's already too big, so we should really strive to avoid making it any larger when there are reasonable alternatives.  So I would argue there's no such thing as an increase that's not a big deal.

Scott K

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