There's a lot of people itching for a new version of flake8, especially
since the current version on PyPI is incompatible with the latest versions
of pyflakes and pycodestyle. Flake8 still works with the versions of those
packages as specified in the requirements of flake8 - but in practice
people are updating those packages regardless and running into problems
with flake8. Plus it would just be nice to have an update and be able to
use the new features and bux fixes of those packages.
I submitted a fix for compatibility with pycodestyle a while ago, which has
been merged into the flake8 master branch. There are a couple of pull
requests open on gitlab to get it to work with pyflakes too.
What can I/we do to make a new release happen?
I understand the maintainer (Ian) is extremely busy, and the community has
been quite aggressively demanding of him. I am very sympathetic to his
Maybe the project needs additional active maintainers? I would volunteer,
but I'm not qualified as:
- I'm very inexperienced with open source stuff (I've only had two PRs
accepted - in pycodestyle and flake8 - both with support and encouragement
- I've never put a python package together or put anything on PyPI etc.
- Basically I use python every day at work, but as a financial data
analyst, not building and packaging systems for others to use.
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to proceed?