On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 1:20 AM, Nick Coghlan email@example.com wrote:
On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 7:41 PM, Tarek Ziadé firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am lacking of time right now to finish an important task before 3.2 final is out:
If anyone else got at all confused by Tarek's email, s/3.x/3.x+1/ and it will all make sense (the mentioned release numbers in the 3.x series are all one lower than they should be - packaging is planned for 3.3, but a standalone library will allow feedback to be gathered from 2.x and 3.2 users before the API is 'locked in' for 3.3).
Oh yeah sorry for the version mess up :)
How far has packaging diverged from distutils2, though? Wasn't that the planned venue for any backports in order to avoid name conflicts?
The plan is to provide under earlier versions of Python a standalone project that does not use the "packaging" namespace, but the "distutils2" namespace.
IOW, the task to do is:
1/ copy packaging and all its stdlib dependencies in a standalone project 2/ rename packaging to distutils2 3/ make it work under older 2.x and 3.x (2.x would be the priority) <==== 4/ release it, promote its usage 5/ consolidate the API with the feedback received
I realize it's by far the less interesting task to do in packaging, but it's by far one of the most important