debian-python traffic

There are interesting developments afoot, complete with Ubuntu conspiracy theories on debian-python.

Since I’m working on a couple of Python packages, a new policy has been announced.

The python policy has for a long time been inadequate. Come python upgrades practically all python packages needed updates. So I am glad we have something like python-support now.

The unfortunate issue is that Ubuntu uses python-central to do this. So having two ways of doing the same thing is a little confusing.

The bigger issue though is how the new policy isn’t stable. New X?Python control fields were added and now, they look like they’re being taken out. Much to the frustration of some.

Oh well, I’m going to keep watching until the dust settles. That means I’m in no rush with the Python policy transition; so don’t worry, be happy.

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