[csw-maintainers] Support for multiple Python versions

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Fri Oct 15 20:15:18 CEST 2010

On 10/14/10, Ben Walton <bwalton at opencsw.org> wrote:
> Excerpts from Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski's message of Thu Oct 14 20:00:08
> -0400 2010:
>> Hard to upgrade by replacing.  Would be easier with an overlap:
>> introduce the new one, build modules for it, then retire the old one
>> when the time comes.
> Lets look at the Debian Python Policy.  It seems pretty sound and I'd
> put it forward as a good (proven, working) model:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/python-policy/ch-python.html#s-versions
> I like the wording:

that is a VERY long document, and it is a front for a VERY complex system.
It is dangerous for you to just quote one small part of it.

Areas of concern: It references something most people, if not all
people, on this list,  are completely unfamiliar with:
debian "python-support" and "python-central" packages.

I suspect there is a whole special framework in that.. somewhat
similar to our current python class action script, but even more
Do you want to research and summarize that further for us?
Or Maciej?

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