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From: Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger <at> gmail.com>
Subject: Cross distro effort to port modules to python3
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.freedesktop.distributions
Date: Thursday 21st October 2010 18:49:11 UTC (over 7 years ago)
Hey all, if you're not a python packager/programmer or don't know any that
might find this interesting, you can ignore it :-)

Recently, a few python packagers from a couple Linux distributions started
thinking about wanting to port more python modules to python3 to aid in
migration and respond to the user demand for python3 versions of some
software.  We came to the conclusion that we're all feeling our way down
this path, writing a little patch here and a little patch there as we try
to
make a package here or a package there compatible.  This is good organic
growth but has some limitations: different distributions tending to
reinvent the same changes, patches floating around unaccepted by upstreams,
and common porting issues having to be discovered by each person
individually.

To try to fix these problems we've decided to colaborate on the
python-porting mailing list:

http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-porting

and try to organize some information about various python3 ports that we
have done, what patches were needed, whether the changes have gone
upstream,
etc in the python wiki.  A braindump of things that would help is here:

http://wiki.python.org/moin/PortingToPy3k/PortingHelpers

If you are working on python/python3 in your distro or could forward this
on
to someone who is interested in this subject in your distro, we'd be most
grateful.

(So far I know that Barry Warsaw of Debian/Ubuntu and Dave Malcolm and
I from Fedora have subscribed to the list and tlaking about what more we
can
do.)

Thanks,
Toshio
 
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