[IronPython] Moving forward on 2.7.1

Zachary Gramana zgramana at pottsconsultinggroup.com
Fri Jun 10 19:48:25 CEST 2011

That's great to hear.

On the getting involved note, one thing I would love is a code review 
over ichat/skype/mikogo/cell/etc. I have a patch I intend to submit 
shortly, and would love someone who knows what they are doing to review 
it with me synchronously, if nothing else so I can validate some of my 

On 6/10/2011 12:21 PM, Jeff Hardy wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 8:02 AM, Zachary Gramana
> <zgramana at pottsconsultinggroup.com>  wrote:
>> 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.
> 100% agreed. I don't want to see 2.7 whither, for exactly the reasons
> you mention, and there is still a lot of low hanging fruit that could
> make it much better. The thing is, my own interests are drifting to
> Python 3, because I think it will allow IronPython to be as close to
> perfectly compatible as possible. Plus, it will give me a chance to
> really get into the guts of IronPython, which I'm going to document
> more fully as I go.
>> 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.
> I will do (almost) whatever I need to to get more people involved in
> this project. Unimplemented or incomplete modules are a great place to
> start (that's how I started). Any assistance (no matter how small) is
> appreciated.
> - Jeff
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