On 31 December 2014 at 13:42, Russell Keith-Magee <russell@keith-magee.com> wrote:

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen@xemacs.org> wrote:
Fetchinson . writes:

 > > I'm not sure exactly what would be discussed [on mobile-sig],
 > > especially in the short term when the big ticket item is getting
 > > the patches into the main Python tree.

It probably matters more that there *is* substantive discussion than
*what* is discussed.  There are probably a lot of people who are far
more interested in "how to do 'it' *now*" than "get 'it' into the main
Python tree 'someday'", for example.
I'm not sure if a mailing list would help with this as much as a good, simple set of docs. It's not like there's unknown territory here; once you've got Python installed on a mobile device, the "how" is reasonably easy. The catch is that someone with Python experience won't necessarily have experience managing a cross-platform C/Automake build, which is what you need to get Python installed in the first place.

One of the benefits of a SIG over python-ideas is that their remit can be broader than just CPython. distutils-sig is probably the most expansive on that front, but

As far as setting one up goes, I believe the page at https://www.python.org/community/sigs/guidelines/ is still accurate (although the blurb isn't quite right when it comes to long lived topical sigs like distutils-sig, or intermittently active sigs like import-sig)

Although it's a couple of months off, I would suggest a talk (if it's
still possible to schedule), a BOF, and a sprint at Pycon North
America in March.  That should get things moving, and several of the
"important" folks who have already expressed interest should be there,

Unfortunately, due to the tyranny of distance (I'm based on the west coast of Australia), plus work commitments, it's unlikely that I'll be attending PyCon in Montreal.

Will you be at LCA this year? At the very least we can continue the various discussions from PyCon AU :)


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