[Python-Dev] 2.3 goals

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 17:24:13 +0200

Andrew Kuchling wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 05:01:35PM +0200, Alex Martelli wrote:
> >Well put!  Goal-driven releases, rather than time-driven ones, seem
> >important for both tracks, the stable and the experimental one.
> So, does anyone want to set a list of goals for 2.3?  Here's my list:
>     Implement PEP 262, and a simple package manager on top of it.
>     Finish the block encryption PEP.  Neil S. suggested to me that
>     adding AES to Python's standard library would be a good idea.
>     (And maybe deprecate rotor if we do that.)

I don't think it's a good idea to add strong crypto to
Python's core. It's better to ship it as standard add-on
(we'll probably have to do the same with the Asian codec

Since python.org is hosted in the Netherlands, you only have
to export the crypto there and then post the apporpriate
notice to the BXA -- this makes it much easier on behalf of
the PSF to get this right in the light of the US export=20
>     Add support for the long-awaited Python catalog.
>     Documentation: complete the distribution and installation manuals
>     Look over the Demos/ directory and update where required.  (Of
>     course, I wanted to do that for every previous 2.x release, too, so
>     don't be too surprised if it doesn't happen.)

+     Implement phase 1 of the Python source code encoding PEP
      (Martin has already done a lot of work in this area).

+     Add Walter D=F6rwald's codec error handling patch (provided
      he finishes it in time).
Marc-Andre Lemburg
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