[Python-Dev] Meta-reflections

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 17:41:18 -0500

[David Abrahams]
> FWIW, some of my Boost colleagues have been watching SF's future
> prospects with some suspicion.

It's worth a lot, and we do too -- at least in fits, when somebody remembers
it's something that's going to kill us someday.

> The financial outlook is worrisome; I submitted a
> support request in April 2001 that still hasn't been addressed (

Well, that's really a feature request, and *nobody* responds well to witty
oblique references to the Odyssey except me <wink>.

> We're establishing all new services elsewhere, and even moving some old
> ones. For the long-term health of Python, you might want to make
> sure you're prepared to move quickly if neccessary.

We supposedly have a cron job set up to suck down Python's CVS tarball every
night (the people who would know if this is currently working are out this

What I don't think we ever figured out how to do was capture the info in the
trackers (bugs, patches, feature requests).  That would be a major loss, as
well as a chance to forget about 500 people who can't figure out how to use
threads on HP-UX, so let's call it a wash <wink>.