[Distutils] a plea for backward-compatibility / smooth transitions

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Tue Jul 30 10:14:39 CEST 2013

On Jul 30, 2013, at 4:10 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 30 July 2013 17:33, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> And in case it's not obvious, I think this is important. We need to have
>> this sort of debate, certainly, but it won't happen without someone
>> advocating (and implementing!) the changes, so many thanks for being that
>> person and putting up with the flak.
> Part of the idea of having myself and Richard in the approval chain
> for packaging ecosystem and PyPI changes is to encourage people to get
> angry at *us* for saying "Yes, let's do that" when things break,
> rather than getting mad at the people actually volunteering to do the
> work needed to improve the Python community's software distribution
> infrastructure.
> That's the plan, anyway, even if it isn't always all that effective in
> practice :(

Heh, I'm pretty good at getting yelled at :)

Donald Stufft
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