Hi Release Team, [I asked you about this issue at DebConf10 and was told to ask via e-mail again, hence my mail] Squeeze will support Python 3.1 as the first Python 3.X version in Debian. Unfortunately, we didn't have much time to start preparing packages with 3rd party modules/extensions for Python 3.X (python2.6 transition was completed not that long ago). We still want to improve Python 3.1 stack in Squeeze by adding python3-foo binary packages to important packages¹ from testing (no new upstream versions!). We plan to upload such NEW versions of Squeeze packages to experimental² (one of ftp-team members, who is a member of our team, will help us with that), test it there and if everything will be ok - upload to unstable and ask for freeze exception³. Please note that in most (all?) cases 2to3 tool (which converts python2.X code to python3.X one) will have to be used (again, no new upstream versions) so patching the code in Squeeze (security bugs, etc.) will not have to be done twice (at least in most cases). [¹] I want at least 20 more python3-foo packages, hopefully more (f.e. Cython, docutils, Pygments [+Sphinx backport], Sip4, PyQt, Beaker, Mako, lxml, ...) [²] and thus we'll wait with adding Python 2.7 and later Python 3.2 to the supported Python versions in experimental [³] with a "Py3" usertag/Subject tag (or something similar), to make it easier for you -- Do you like the idea of time-based freezes? Mention it in your signature in all mails to email@example.com to encourage Release Team!
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