On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 23:27:56 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
The buildbot idea sounds excellent.
Thanks. If someone can set this up, it pretty much addresses my concerns.
If you're concerned about noticing when a new release train is pulling out of the station I think it would be sufficient to subscribe to the low-volume python-announce mailing list. You will see announcements about alphas and betas there. Even lower volume would be a subscription to the RSS feed of Python announcements on the python.org front page (scroll to the bottom).
I am aware of when new releases come out :). What I'm not aware of is what features (may) have broken my code, and why. As long as Python's trunk@HEAD continues to run the test suites cleanly, I am mostly unconcerned. When it breaks, though, I want a chance to look at the cause of the breakage, *before* there is an alpha or beta Python release out and people are starting to write code that depends on its new features. Most importantly, python-dev is extremely context-sensitive. I want to be able to participate in the discussion when my concerns are relevant and still reasonable to act upon.
Additionally I would like to know about these changes so that I can modify code to support Python releases and release a compatible version of Twisted _in advance_ of the Python release that's going to break them, so assuming users are keeping relatively current, there won't be a window where their most recent Twisted release will not work with the most recent Python release.