Subject: Re: New package - py-twisted
To: Marc Recht <>
From: Michal Pasternak <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/29/2004 18:52:51
Marc Recht [Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 05:50:31PM +0200]:
> First of all, there's already a py-twisted pkg started by and then taken 
> over by Michal Pasternak in pkgsrc-wip.

I am maintaining it since about 5th monts FYI.

> >and I would have  to muck with that to make it work.  Anyone see any
> >reason to bother?
> If there's no clean way to make this then leave it that way.

Yes, there is. Make a separate docs package, wip/py-twisted-docs, which
doesn't depend on any Python version.

> I find pkgsrc-wip quite useful for unfinished packages or beta/alpha 
> versions of packages. Or packages which I'm unsure about. py-twisted is 
> such pkg.

Marc, calling Twisted "unfinished" or "beta/alpha" is a deadly offense to me

Seriously, the package is stable, the release is stable, the package works
and can do some serious work (eg. I've got 1 e-commerce site powered totally
by Twisted, integrated with some GUI program running on win32; I've got a
simple voice chat server based on Twisted)...

The pkg itself is mature.

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