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

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Fri Jul 18 07:43:15 CEST 2008


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> 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.
>

Unless I hear otherwise, I will add it to PEP 3108.

-Brett


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