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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Oct 25 12:56:35 CET 2009

Antoine Pitrou schrieb:
> Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at ...> writes:
>> 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).
> I don't think the moratorium should imply any longer release cycle. Many
> improvements aren't of the kind that the moratorium aims at freezing. We could
> actually make the whole release cycle shorter, knowing that releases will be
> less disruptive.

Exactly. Since with the moratorium in effect, we are basically changing
*nothing but* the stdlib, it has its own release cycle already :)


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