[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] Proposed revised schedule
barry at python.org
Tue Sep 9 15:23:28 CEST 2008
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On Sep 8, 2008, at 10:07 PM, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> [Guido van Rossum]
>> Well, from the number of release blockers it sounds like another 3.0
>> beta is the right thing. For 2.6 however I believe we're much closer
>> to the finish line -- there aren't all those bytes/str issues to
>> up, for example! And apparently the benefit of releasing on schedule
>> is that we will be included in OSX. That's a much bigger deal for 2.6
>> than for 3.0 (I doubt that Apple would add two versions anyway).
> With the extra time, it would be worthwhile to add dbm.sqlite to 3.0
> to compensate for the loss of bsddb so that shelves won't become
> useless on Windows builds.
That seems risky to me. First, it's a new feature. Second, it will
be largely untested code. I would much rather see dbm.sqlite released
as a separate package for possible integration into the core for 3.1.
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