Just a heads up to some new behavior that I noticed in F14.
When python-distutils-extra is installed, it will cause pylint to be run
against your project automatically when `python setup.py sdist` is
called. It installs DistUtilsExtra.command.check on the
distutils.commands check entry-point.
This shouldn't be a problem in koji-land, since nothing currently pulls
this in at build time.
This turns out to be an annoyance for me, since it causes an infinite
recursion error with one of my projects. Whether or not we want to
patch this behavior out is still up for discussion.
For those who aren't also subscribed to the python-dev mailing list :-),
Dave and Neal's posts about fpconst sparked some interest in porting work
there. Talking with Barry Warsaw we'd like to use the
python-porting(a)python.org mailing list to coordinate efforts to port so that
distros can help each other with this task rather than everybody reinventing
the same patches:
There's also a few wiki pages on wiki.python.org that we've decided to use
It's a wiki so feel free to edit information, post scripts to the mailing
list to gather information, etc. Right now I'm in brainstorming mode but we need to
figure out some ways to make actual progress on the code too. For that we
need to figure out how to submit code upstream and how/when to fork if
upstreams are dead, etc.