[Python-ideas] stdlib with its own release cycle ?

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 11:12:25 CET 2009


That's not my idea, it has been suggested by several people in the
distutils discussions. But I'd like to bring it here because I
couldn't find a clear answer or position on this subject in the lists
archives (let me know if there's one). And depending on the answers, I
might suggest it as a topic for the next language summit.

What about having a different release cycle for the stdlib, and
shipping Python in two distinct releases:

- Python : core + stdlib
- Python-Stdlib : stdlib

The Python release would remain unchanged, but its cycle would be
longer (as the moratorium seems to imply).

stdlib would have a shorter release cycle (18 months?) allowing people
to upgrade it without having to wait for the next full Python release.
Each stdlib release would be compatible with a range of Python versions.


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