[New-bugs-announce] [issue31899] Ensure backwards compatibility with recommended packages

Nick Coghlan report at bugs.python.org
Mon Oct 30 01:23:17 EDT 2017

New submission from Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com>:

This is a potential follow-up to issue 31898, whereby the recommended packages list could be taken into account as part of CPython's own testing regime. The gist of the idea would be to:

1. Update the recommended-packages list to nominate particular *versions* of those dependencies (the latest available version as of each CPython maintenance release)
2. Add a new "-uthird-party" resource definition to the regression test suite
3. Add a new regression test that installed the recommended packages into a virtual environment and ran their tests when that resource was enabled

It's a separate issue, since this would be more work to maintain than the simple "we recommend these packages" list proposed in issue 31898.

assignee: ncoghlan
components: Tests
messages: 305211
nosy: ncoghlan
priority: low
severity: normal
stage: test needed
status: open
title: Ensure backwards compatibility with recommended packages
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.7, Python 3.8

Python tracker <report at bugs.python.org>

More information about the New-bugs-announce mailing list