Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jul 19 16:08:33 CEST 2015


On 19/07/2015 06:53, dieter wrote:
> Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> writes:
>> ...
>>> If the vast majority of Python programmers are focused on 2.7, why are
>>> volunteers to help fix 2.7 bugs so scarce?
>
> I have not done much work related to Python bug fixing. But, I had
> bad experience with other open source projects: many of my patches
> (and bug reports) have been ignored over decades. This caused me
> to change my attitude: I now report bugs (sometimes with patches)
> and publish a potential solution in a separate package
> (--> "dm.zopepatches.*", "dm.zodbpatches.*"). This way, affected
> people can use a solution even if the core developpers don't care.
>
>  From my point of view: if you want help with fixing bugs,
> you must ensure that there is a high probability that those contributions
> really find their way into the main development lines.
> As I understand from other messages in this thread, this is also
> a problem with Python bug fixing.
>

The entire workflow is the problem.  This is now being addressed, see my 
earlier reply to Paul Rubin.

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence



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