[Python-Dev] thinking about 2.7

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Sep 23 23:52:38 CEST 2009

Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> 2009/9/23 Brett Cannon <brett at python.org>:
>> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 13:34, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
>>> As for burn out, I expected 2.7.x, as the last 2.x release, to be
>>> different in that several people would do the maintenance releases
>>> (perhaps on a 6 month schedule or so) for the 5 year period, so that
>>> would leave me with just 3.2.x (and maybe another 3.1.x release).
>> Well, if you want that to happen you should make that clear now as I
>> expected you to do the first few micro releases of 2.7.
> I will do the first few 2.7 bug fix releases.
>>>>> Additionally, I'm very apprehensive about doing any kind of release
>>>>> without the buildbots running. Does anyone know when they might be up?
>>>> I don't know the answer, but it might be "never". We used to do
>>>> releases without them, so it's not impossible. Just means you have to
>>>> really push the alphas, betas, and RCs.
>>> What do you mean "push"?
>> Promote.
> That basically means we will be relying on 3rd party libraries for our
> quality control?
Isn't that the real compatibility test *anyway* - how successful a new 
version of Python is at running all the existing Python code...



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