Subject: Re: Python 2.3 issue again.
To: Michal Pasternak <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/28/2003 14:15:55
On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Michal Pasternak wrote:
> * Python 2.3 should be set as a default version of Python in
> * also some effort should be put to check whether we can add py23 or
> py23pth to PYTHON_VERSIONS_ACCEPTED in some packages. Packages, which use
> this variable will _not_ choose Python 2.3, even if it is installed, just
> because it is not listed there. Such packages are now py-wxWindows
> and py-twisted (in pkgsrc-wip)
> * I don't think that using old version of Python as a default version for
> freshly compiled packages is a good idea. Rahter, packages should use
> 2.3 (because it is the latest stable release) - and if any bugs are
> encountered, such packages should be patched to work with new
> Python version, or left with current setting of PYTHON_VERSIONS_ACCEPTED
> As Python 2.3 is current stable release, this should the proper way
> to handle this issue. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> * I am a little bit worried about pkg-commiters reaction time. Is there any
> way an user like me could help? Sending PRs or patches gets a little bit
> pointless, when noone is there to review them. I know, that we all have
> our own lifes, sometimes wives, kids, cats and dogs to feed and I
> understand, that many of us will never get paid for working on pkgsrc or
> NetBSD in general, but I'd really like to see things move in a little bit
> more dynamical way. Is there anything I could do to help? Oh, yes,
> I know pkgsrc-wip. Anything else I could do?
Do you have a reference to a PR or set of patches which permits
Python 2.3 to be optionally specified by a user to be used in
pkgsrc and to be used by all (or most) python related packages?
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