[Python-Dev] Python Consortium Meeting News
Sat, 22 Jul 2000 13:41:03 -0400
> (I haven't read the licence yet -- no way to read Word on this
> Linux laptop.)
Plain text below, or see http://hdl.handle.net/1895.22/1011. I like the old
Python license better -- but then I'm relatively sane <wink>.
> So, what version does the current CVS tree represent? Is it what will
> become 1.6, or will some things be removed from the CVS tree in order
> to make the 1.6 release? From reading the feature lists, it looks
> like none of the 2.0 features are checked in yet, so I'd wager that
> the CVS tree is 1.6.
Guido said "This [1.6] will release all of the work on Python done at CNRI
since 1.5.2 was released to the public". The great recent burst of
Python-Dev activity in the CVS tree was not done at CNRI, or the bulk of it
even by people with any connection present or past to CNRI.
> I guess what I'm wondering is how 1.6/2.0 development will be
> organized; finishing 1.6, and postponing augmented assignment/list
> comprehensions/whatever until 2.0, seems like the best course, since
> it means we won't have to wrestle with 2 development branches.
I *expect* that only BeOpen PythonLabs, and perhaps CNRI, will wrestle with
1.6, working from a snapshot of the CVS tree as of the day after Guido et
alia left. As Guido also said, 1.6 will be "a CNRI release with PythonLabs'
help". There's no technical argument behind any of this, so don't even try
to start a fruitful discussion <frown>. For example, consider all the
patches added since then that did not come with CNRI's disclaimer -- mucking
with that retroactively would slow everything (both 1.6 and 2.0!) down. And
that's not the only artificial hassle: you should know better than most the
nature of the issues involved in a CNRI release.
Python-Dev should focus on 2.0! At heart, it's specifically Guido who owes
CNRI a 1.6 release. No loss to Python-Dev, as by now he's forgotten how to
write code anyway <wink>.
birthing-pains-ly y'rs - tim
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