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

Jesus Cea jcea at jcea.es
Sat Jul 19 03:36:27 CEST 2008

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Brett Cannon wrote:
| On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>
|> 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
|>> I think this is worth considering.  I vaguely recall that the bsddb
|>> 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.

03:31 AM in the morning in Spain. Just working in porting bsddb to
python3000. I have a lot of issues compiling the C code and with the
2to3 automated conversion, but I'm pretty sure can get it ready for
october release.

I'm still loooking for a *GOOD* python2->python3 conversion guide for C
language modules.

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