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On Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:41:29 -0500 Terry Reedy firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
What is IDLE's actual maintenance activity, exactly?
I am not sure whether you are asking about volume or focus. A year ago, focus was on bugs that caused IDLE to quit because of an uncaught exception. When IDLE is started on Windows from an icon, this looks like a crash because there is no visible traceback or exit message. Recently, other issues have been worked on. In the last 5 months, activity has picked up and there are about 40 issues in 3.4 misc/news whose commit message contains 'idle'.
Ah, fair enough. In this case IDLE should probably remain, at least as long as it's maintained anyway.