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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Jan 18 16:51:59 CET 2012

Le jeudi 19 janvier 2012 à 00:25 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull a écrit :
>  > You claim people won't use stable releases because of not enough
>  > alphas?  That sounds completely unrelated.
> Surely testing is related to user perceptions of stability.  More
> testing helps reduce bugs in released software, which improves user
> perception of stability, encouraging them to use the software in
> production.

I have asked a practical question, a theoretical answer isn't exactly
what I was waiting for.

>  > Sure, and we think it is [possible to do that] :)
> Given the relative risk of rejecting PEP 407 and me being wrong (the
> status quo really isn't all that bad AFAICS), vs. accepting PEP 407
> and you being wrong, I don't find a smiley very convincing.

I don't care to convince *you*, since you are not involved in Python
development and release management (you haven't ever been a contributor
AFAIK). Unless you produce practical arguments, saying "I don't think
you can do it" is plain FUD and certainly not worth answering to.



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