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

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Thu Feb 20 04:20:12 CET 2014

On 02/19/2014 05:24 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Nick Coghlan writes:
>   > A "user beware, this may be rebased without warning" clone would be
>   > fine for that purpose, and I suspect in most cases just running rc2
>   > -> final with such a clone available (preserving Larry's current
>   > workflow until rc2) would be sufficient to address most concerns.
> Larry's already providing tarballs as I understand it.

Yep.  Well, just "tarball" so far ;-)

As for a "user beware" clone: I worry about providing anything that 
looks/tastes/smells like a repo.  Someone could still inadvertently push 
those revisions back to trunk, and then we'd have a real mess on our 
hands.  Publishing tarballs drops the possibility down to about zero.

> The conflict here is not Larry's
> process, it's the decision to make an ambitious release on a short
> time schedule.  I sympathize with Ubuntu to some extent -- they have a
> business to run, after all.  But should Ubuntu desires be distorting a
> volunteer RE's process?  Was Larry told that commercial interests
> should be respected in designing his process?

I haven't seen anything that makes me think we're in trouble.  Every 
release has its bumps; that's what the rc period is for.  I remind you 
we're still a month away.

I grant you asyncio is still evolving surprisingly rapidly for an rc.  
But it doesn't have an installed base yet, and it's provisional anyway, 
so it's not making me anxious.

Worst case, we issue a 3.4.1 on a very accelerated schedule.  But it 
doesn't seem like it'll be necessary.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/attachments/20140219/ae8af7a6/attachment.html>

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list