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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Feb 19 17:16:02 CET 2014

On Feb 19, 2014, at 07:50 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

>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.

I totally agree that Larry should be given fairly wide discretion.  He's also
feeling out his first big release and deserves some slack.

However, I think Matthias wants read access to the release repo because he's
*also* cherry picking patches into Ubuntu's archive.  We're already seeing
some problems, which we want to investigate, and Matthias has also performed
archive-wide test rebuilds to find Python 3.4 incompatibilities in 3rd party
libraries, most of which we'd like to fix (e.g. main packages, if its not
possible to get to everything in universe).

Matthias just switched the default for Ubuntu 14.04 to Python 3.4 by default,
so this is a great test bed to find problems.


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