[Python-Dev] PEP 407: New release cycle and introducing long-term support versions

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Jan 18 14:02:07 CET 2012

Le mercredi 18 janvier 2012 à 21:48 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull a écrit :
> My claim is that I don't expect much uptake if you
> don't do close to as many of what are called "alpha" and "beta" tests
> on python-dev as are currently done.

You claim people won't use stable releases because of not enough alphas?
That sounds completely unrelated. I don't know of any users who would
bother about that.
(you can produce flimsy software with many alphas, too)

>  > Alphas and betas never produce much feedback, because people are
>  > reluctant to install them for anything else than toying around. Python
>  > is not emacs or Firefox, you don't use it in a vacuum
>  > and therefore installing non-stable versions is dangerous.
> Exactly my point, except that the PEP authors seem to think that we
> can cut back on the number of alpha and beta prereleases and still
> achieve the stability that such users expect from a Python release.  I
> don't think that's right.

Sure, and we think it is :)



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