On Thu., 31 Oct. 2019, 8:30 am Brett Cannon, <brett@python.org> wrote:
Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Oct 30, 2019, at 14:31, Łukasz Langa lukasz@langa.pl
> wrote:
> > Yes. This allows for synchronizing the schedule of
> > Python release management with Fedora. They've been historically very helpful in early
> > finding regressions not only in core Python but also in third-party libraries, helping
> > moving the community forward. It seems like a bargain to make a slight adjustment of our
> > schedule to help Fedora help us make 3.9 and beyond better releases.
> > It would be really interesting for the major distros to work together,
> coordinating their archive rebuilds with the new/beta releases.  E.g. Ubuntu might be
> ahead of Fedora, or vice versa, for any particular new Python release.  Rebuilding the
> whole archive with the new version as default always uncovered interesting issues.  It
> seems like we have a great untapped resource to find good signals as to bugs, breakages,
> regressions, and other problems during the Python beta process.  How can that be leveraged
> better?

I do ask that if there's going to be a discussion about distros working together and such that it be split off into its own thread to keep this one on-topic to be specific about the PEP's acceptance.

I think it also ties into the PEP 608 discussion of explicitly expanding our pre-release testing signals, so I'll take it up in that Discourse thread.