[IronPython] Moving forward on 2.7.1

Zachary Gramana zgramana at pottsconsultinggroup.com
Fri Jun 10 17:02:41 CEST 2011

I hesitate to say anything as I am someone who just started lurking in 
the periphery, but on the off chance that others might agree, I'm 
throwing in my $0.02 USD:

There are some big Python applications (e.g. Mercurial) that are going 
to remain on 2.7 for some time. There are important modules that are 
still missing (bz2), or are incomplete (_winreg), that create 
compatibility barriers.  It would also be nice to have sockets moved to 
the socket.py/_socket.cs model (similar to how ssl has been implemented) 
to support apps that monkey patch that module.

I know the community is limited in resources, but I would hope that 2.7 
not be abandoned too quickly. I would happily volunteer to own the 
maintenance of 2.7, but I am far too early in the learning curve to be 
of any practical use.  That said, I'm happy to help on items where I am 
familiar with that part of the codebase, or where an experienced 
contributor can give me some mentoring. For example, I'm interested in 
helping to implement the bz2 module using ic#code's #zip lib 
(http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SharpZipLib/), but would 
definitely need some mentoring along the way.

On 5/31/2011 5:27 PM, Jeff Hardy wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think it's about time to get 2.7.1 shipped. I don't have a timeline
> in mind, but I'd like it out by the end of June. There's a few new
> modules and some bug fixes as well, but I'd like to see some more bugs
> fixed. If there's anything in 2.7.0 that's blocking you and not
> already fixed, post it here and I'll adjust the priorities. I'm also
> going to update the stdlib to match CPython 2.7.1.
> After 2.7.1 I doubt I will be putting much effort into the 2.7 branch
> (3.0 is just more interesting), so if there's continued interest in
> future 2.7 releases, someone else will probably have to step up.
> - Jeff
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