On Tue, 2003-12-30 at 08:10, Anthony Baxter wrote:
In any case, the 2.3 branch is in feature freeze now (has been for quite some time) so it's not likely that this sort of new functionality is acceptable on the 2.3 branch.
Anthony (wearing the harsh release manager hat).
I know that the branch is current frozen waiting for Jack's thaw once the Mac version of 2.3.3 is finished. So there's no way this will make it into the tree before the end of the year, which is my own self-imposed deadline for Mailman 2.1.4. No matter; I've reverted the change in Mailman so we won't be shipping CJKCodecs. But I do still think this is an appropriate patch for Python 2.3.x, since it really isn't a new feature. This change should be appropriate whether you continue to use the old (and unsupported) Korean and Chinese codecs, with the alternative (and supported) Japanese codec, or whether you decide to use the combined CJKCodecs package. At its heart the patch actually removes unnecessary dependencies on the separate Asian codec packages. Since they all provide aliases, this will make the Charset.py file independent of the codec package being used. As soon as Jack thaws the release23-maint branch, I think this patch should go in. I intend to apply it to the head for 2.4 now that the last regression has been fixed. -Barry