[python-advocacy] how can Ubuntu push Python?

Jason Baker amnorvend at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 01:09:48 CET 2009

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 5:46 PM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com> wrote:
> A few years ago, a Ubutnu dev said: "Ubuntu is committed to providing
> a complete Python development environment out of the box. It's a
> conscious decision, made without pretense of language neutrality."  (I
> can probably dig up the name if anyone cares.)
> I am not denying it, and if you poke around there is evidence of it,
> but maybe it would be good for both Ubuntu and Python if that was
> advertised?

I'm a little bit skeptical about "advertising" it, at least directly.
We don't want Python to be cubby-holed as a Linux language (or a
Windows language, or an OS X language).  That said, I do think that we
can take advantage of this if we play our cards right.  I think the
best way to handle this is to think of more ways to push Ubuntu users
to ask themselves "I already have a great development environment set
up and I can do all kinds of cool stuff, why not give Python a shot?"

Perhaps what we need is some more quick guides to making neat stuff
under ubuntu.

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