Python in Linux - barrier to Python 3.x

Ned Deily nad at
Tue Sep 21 20:42:53 CEST 2010

In article <87zkvbytnk.fsf at>, deets at (Diez B. Roggisch) 
> The point is that the distro doesn't care about the python eco
> system. Which is what I care about, and a lot of people who want to ship
> software.

I don't think that is totally accurate or fair.  There is regular 
participation in the python-dev group by packagers from various distros.  
For example, Matthias Klose is not only the primary Debian Python 
maintainer, he is also has commit privileges for Python itself and he 
regularly contributes patches.  Currently, I see current Python 2.6.6 
and 3.1.2 packages in Debian testing with current Python 2.7 and Python 
3.2 alpha coming along in Debian experimental.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at

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