[Python-3000] [Python-Dev] No beta2 tonight

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Jul 18 04:52:40 CEST 2008

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On Jul 17, 2008, at 10:37 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 7:30 PM, Fred Drake <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
>> On Jul 17, 2008, at 7:27 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>>> bsddb is in a very bad shape, as the 2.6 code hasn't been merged  
>>> into
>>> 3k. I somewhat doubt that this gets resolved before the release, so
>>> bsddb users might need to skip 3.0.
>> In fact, bsddb as packages in core Python has rarely been in good  
>> shape.
>> Has anyone actually considered that bsddb might do better if  
>> maintained
>> strictly as an external package?  That would make it easier for the  
>> any
>> maintainers to release updates, and removes a source of frustration  
>> for
>> users who either don't need it or would rather wait for a happier  
>> version.
>> I think this is worth considering.  I vaguely recall that the bsddb  
>> module
>> was maintained before it was incorporated into the core Python  
>> release.
> +1. In my recollection maintaining bsddb has been nothing but trouble
> right from the start when we were all sitting together at "Zope Corp
> North" in a rented office in McLean... We can remove it from 3.0. We
> can't really remove it from 2.6, but we can certainly start
> end-of-lifing it in 2.6.

+1, but please, after I make tonight's releases. :)

- -Barry

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