On 2/21/2013 4:21 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
Le Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:45:04 -0600, serwy email@example.com a écrit : >
I am the developer of the IdleX project (http://idlex.sourceforge.net). It's not a fork of IDLE, but just a collection of extensions that can be easily merged into IDLE.
I started the project because of the slow pace of IDLE development, especially when having several outstanding patches languishing in the bug tracker. With your help I'd like to push IDLE forward.
I guess it's a good idea to try and merge improvements into IDLE, but IDLE developers such as Terry would be in a better position to answer.
The pace of reviewing and applying patches to the default branch is a functions of people's time. I admit that I have been slower than I would like to be. This PEP is strictly about the question of which patches applied to tip should also be applied to older branches. A clearer answer, whatever it is, will help me, at least, to get more done.
If some enhancements are backported to bug-fix releases, they may appear in the wild sooner. On the other hand, not backporting might mean that more total patches get applied to default before the next release. On the third hand, it can be easier to get a patch widely tested on existing releases than on newly built default. (This is true on Windows where _tkinter is not compiled without considerable extra work.)
-- Terry Jan Reedy