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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Oct 25 14:55:25 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé schrieb:
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 12:56 PM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl-hi6Y0CQ0nG0 at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> 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 :)
> Great then !
> how long the release cycle should be then, in your opinion ?

I'd say, less than the usual 18 months, but no shorter than 12 months.
We need some time to accumulate new features, but with concentration
on the stdlib, also make good changes available soon enough.


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