[XML-SIG] Moving forward
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Wed, 16 Aug 2000 21:30:09 -0400 (EDT)
Andrew Kuchling writes:
> With 1.6b1 out there, 1.6final imminent, and 2.0 not far away,
> it's now time to seriously consider dropping the concessions made for
> 1.5 compatibility. These would be:
> 1) The attempt to make setup.py work without having the Distutils
> 2) The wstrop and intl modules.
These all should just go.
> 3) For 1.6/2.0, the package should install itself as _xmlplus.
This is true, somewhat. 1.6 does not include the xml package, but
the "right" thing is to go ahead and include an xml package that gets
installed in site-packages which does the same thing as the xml
package in the standard library (but does not need to protect against
> Other things can probably go later; for example, the Wise installer
> may no longer be needed once the Distutils Windows installer code has
> shaken down a bit more.
> Should it now be OK to make 1.6/2.0-specific checkins? (I've already
> tagged the current state of the tree with the tag "v056" for future
> reference, BTW.)
I'd be concerned about losing easy access to revision histories. I
think we can do "the right thing" as far as keeping histories and not
screwing up the tag states, but it'll take messing with the CVS tree a
bit, and getting it re-installed at SF. I can do the work if that
helps, but it really does make sense to work on a local copy of the
tree for this; not all operations are really supported throught the
CVS interface. ;(
(Greg Stein might say to wait for subversion, but that's too far
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member