[Python-Dev] Python 3.4: Cherry-picking into rc2 and final

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Feb 19 16:50:16 CET 2014

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:42 AM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:

> Am 19.02.2014 00:54, schrieb Barry Warsaw:
> > On Feb 19, 2014, at 12:38 AM, Matthias Klose wrote:
> >
> >>Am 17.02.2014 00:25, schrieb Larry Hastings:
> >>> And my local branch will remain private until 3.4.0 final ships!
> >>
> >>sorry, but this is so wrong. Is there *any* reason why to keep this
> branch
> >>private?
> >
> > IMO, no.  read-only for !larry sure, but not private.
> I emphatically agree.  There is no need at all for secrecy, or paranoia.
> And it is very understandable that vendors (or even "just" our binary
> building experts) want to make as many tests with what will be RC2 and
> then final as they can, to catch possible issues before release.

That's why it's RC2 and not 3.4final, right? Once Larry says it's baked,
everyone *will* have a chance to test it. What value is a preview of the
preview really going to add? Give Larry some trust and freedom to do things
in the way that makes him comfortable.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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