[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] No beta2 tonight
brett at python.org
Fri Jul 18 20:04:17 CEST 2008
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 7:21 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:43 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 7:30 PM, Fred Drake <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
>>>> On Jul 17, 2008, at 7:27 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>>>>> bsddb is in a very bad shape, as the 2.6 code hasn't been merged into
>>>>> 3k. I somewhat doubt that this gets resolved before the release, so
>>>>> bsddb users might need to skip 3.0.
>>>> In fact, bsddb as packages in core Python has rarely been in good shape.
>>>> Has anyone actually considered that bsddb might do better if maintained
>>>> strictly as an external package? That would make it easier for the any
>>>> maintainers to release updates, and removes a source of frustration for
>>>> users who either don't need it or would rather wait for a happier version.
>>>> I think this is worth considering. I vaguely recall that the bsddb module
>>>> was maintained before it was incorporated into the core Python release.
>>> +1. In my recollection maintaining bsddb has been nothing but trouble
>>> right from the start when we were all sitting together at "Zope Corp
>>> North" in a rented office in McLean... We can remove it from 3.0. We
>>> can't really remove it from 2.6, but we can certainly start
>>> end-of-lifing it in 2.6.
>> Unless I hear otherwise, I will add it to PEP 3108.
> Please do!
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