[Python-Dev] Goodbye

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Sep 24 09:20:53 CEST 2010

Am 23.09.2010 22:51, schrieb Éric Araujo:
> Le 23/09/2010 19:22, Terry Reedy a écrit :
>> As of just now, if you were to wonder "What (security) bugs are open for 
>> 2.5" and search on open 2.5 issues, you would get a list of 44 issues. 
>> It is only 44 instead of hundreds because of the work I and Mark have 
>> done in the last 4 months. It it 44 instead of perhaps 5 because Tarek 
>> and Eric insist on marking all disutils2 issues for all versions even 
>> though though these issues have nothing to do with maintenance releases. 
>> It is a real nuisance when trying to do tracker cleanup.
> Let’s fix this.  Two days ago, I said this in
> http://bugs.python.org/issue2200#msg117003 :
>  distutils2 has to work with 2.4-2.7 and (soon) 3.1-3.2, so Tarek told
>  me to set all available versions for those bugs (2.5-py3k), even if I
>  think “3rd party” is more appropriate and useful (since a distutils2
>  bug would not for example block a CPython 3.2 release).
> I’ve been following these rules since before GSoC, when I had less
> confidence and no will to conflict with Tarek on such a small thing
> <wink>.  Now I argue that the versions field is not really useful for
> d2, since it lacks 2.4 which we support and chiefly because it does not
> actually help our workflow: We don’t have separate branches for
> backporting fixes, we apply patches and run tests for all supported
> versions before committing on a single branch.  There is no use case of
> setting a version to remind that a port needs to be done.  For bug
> purposes, I actually see distutils2 as a value for the versions field of
> distutils bugs.

Thanks Eric, that sounds good.

> respect-my-non-ASCII-diversity-write-my-acute-accent-thanks’ly yours,

Oops. My bad.


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