[python-committers] Eric Araujo (merwok) as Distutils commiter

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Jul 27 20:18:54 CEST 2010

> I too, am for MaL's suggestion that we give Eric privs, and see how it
> goes before signing off on him being the long-term maintainer, but I
> am a strong -100 on allowing distutils to fall back to the way things
> were. We need more people assigned/associated/feeling ownership of
> stdlib modules, not less.

I agree with the last sentence. I was just trying to be prudent as to
how we handle maintenance of delicate parts of the stdlib.

As for "allowing distutils to fall back", the point is that Tarek and
friends are working on its replacement. I hope it can be integrated
sooner rather than later. Tarek used to develop features directly in the
stdlib, but Guido decided at PyCon that it was too dangerous and that a
separate project had to be started instead - leading to the recent
reverting of distutils to its 3.1 state.



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