[Python-Dev] Location of tests for packages

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue Jan 25 08:23:42 CET 2011

Am 25.01.2011 00:14, schrieb "Martin v. Löwis":
>>> This isn't a critical issue (nothing is broken) but we're a week
>>> from another release candidate, so the new Py3.2 package
>>> organization (unittest was flat in Py3.1 and its test were under
>>> Lib/test) is about to become a de-facto decision that will be hard
>>> to undo.
>> Well can we stop being melodramatic? Tests are not part of the API
>> and so they are free to move whenever we want. No need to hold a
>> release candidate for that.

Yes, let's postpone this for after the final release.

> Of course there is. Any addition or removal of files at this point has
> the chance of breaking the release process, which may fail to pick up
> files, or break in trying to pick up files that it expected to be there.
> This has happened *many* times during the alpha and beta releases of
> 3.2, so it's not at all a theoretical problem.
> After the next release candidate, I'd prefer to see no changes
> whatsoever to the tree (but it's Georg's decision, of course).

I agree with both of you.  Ideally there shouldn't be any but cosmetic
changes after rc2, otherwise I'd be inclined to add an rc3 to the
release schedule.


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