[Python-Dev] Continuing 2.x

Kristján Valur Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Thu Oct 28 04:22:51 CEST 2010

Hello all.

So, python 2.7 is in bugfix only mode.  'trunk' is off limit.  So, where does one make improvements to the distinguished, and still very much alive, 2.x series of Python?
The answer would seem to be "one doesn't".  But must it be that way?

When Morris stopped producing the Oxford III model back in '57 in favor of new developments, it didn't spell the end for it.   The plant was sold to India and the Hindustan Ambassador<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindustan_Ambassador> continues to be developed and produced to this day.  It even has fuel injection.
The Morris Motor Company isn't around anymore.

So, here is my suggestion:
Let's move the current 'trunk' into /branches/afterlife-27.  Open it for submissions from people such as myself that use 2.7 on a regular basis and are willing to give it some extra love.  Host it there without the usual stringent python quality assurance, buildbot support, release management and all that rigmarole.  Open-source it, if you will.
Svn.python.org already plays host to some other, less official, projects such as stackless, so why not this?

What do you think?

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