[Python-Dev] DRAFT: python-dev Summary for 2005-09-01 through 2005-09-16

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Oct 22 03:39:47 CEST 2005

On 10/21/05, Tony Meyer <t-meyer at ihug.co.nz> wrote:
> This is over a month late, sorry, but here it is (Steve did his
> threads ages ago; I've fallen really behind).

Better late than never! These summaries are awesome.

Just one nit:
> ----------------------------------
> Responsiveness of IDLE development
> ----------------------------------
> Noam Raphael posted a request for help getting a large patch to IDLE
> committed to CVS.  He was concerned that there hasn't been any IDLE
> development recently, and that patches are not being considered.  He
> indicated that his group was considering offering a fork of IDLE with
> the improvements, but that they would much prefer integrating the
> improvements into the core distribution.
> It was pointed out that a fork might be the best solution, for
> various reasons (e.g. the improvements may not be of general
> interest, the release time would be much quicker), and that this was
> how the current version of IDLE was developed.  The dicussion died
> out, so it seems likely that a fork will be the resulting solution.

Later, it turned out that Kurt Kaiser had missed this message on
python-dev (which he only reads occasionally); he redirected the
thread to idle-dev where it seems that his issues with the
contribution are being resolved and a fork is averted. Whew!

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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