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For the last 3 years I've been paid by Red Hat to work on Python
runtimes within Fedora (and RHEL).
I'm still going to be around, but I'm going to be focusing on the gcc
work I've been doing. Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda (bkabrda(a)redhat.com)
will be spending more of his time on Python, and I believe RH is also
planning to assign some more people to Python.
Hence RH has created a "python-maint(a)redhat.com" address to be "the team
within Red Hat who work on Python", which currently is myself and
Slavek, and probably some more RH employees. (I believe we have a
similar thing in place for the kernel).
Actually, this is supposed to be for RHEL stuff, not Fedora. I think we should just
continue on per-package basis in Fedora (at least that was my original intention).
Currently I'm marked as owner of 24 packages in Fedora (and
I've been fairly free in handing out commit rights to people who want
RunSnakeRun -- GUI Viewer for Python profiling runs
gcc-python-plugin -- Plugins for embedding various versions of Python
gdb-heap -- Extensions to gdb for debugging dynamic memory allocation
perl-Class-CSV -- Class based CSV parser/writer
pypy -- Python implementation with a Just-In-Time compiler
python -- An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
python-docs -- Documentation for the Python programming language.
python-meliae -- Python memory usage statistics
python-numarray -- Python array manipulation and computational library
python-pefile -- Python module for working with Portable Executable
python-rdflib -- Python library for working with RDF
python-six -- Python 2 and 3 compatibility utilities
python-sqlparse -- Non-validating SQL parser for Python
python-squaremap -- SquareMap for wxPython
python-subprocess32 -- Backport of subprocess module from Python 3.2 to
python-testosterone -- Text-based UI for running Python unit tests
python-xmltramp -- Pythonic API for XML
python26 -- Parallel-installable Python 2.6 for EPEL5
python26-distribute -- the "Distribute" fork of setuptools for the
python26 EPEL package
python26-nose -- The "nose" testing package for the python26 EPEL
python3 -- Version 3 of the Python programming language aka Python 3000
python3-cherrypy -- Pythonic, object-oriented web development framework
python3-postgresql -- Connect to PostgreSQL with Python 3
squeal -- Data manipulation tool for the command line
I'd like to reassign "owner" on almost all of these from
the python-maint address, the exceptions being 3 that are particularly
close to my heart:
So if it's ok with you, I can take python, python3 (I'm working on them anyway)
and python-six (because I like it :)).
Anyone have a burning desire to take over any of the others? [I
we can live with the irony of having "perl-Class-CSV" be owned by
"python-maint(a)redhat.com" :) ]
I believe Slavek is currently working on updating the Fedora packages to
the recently released 2.7.4 (and then 3.3.1 and 3.2.4 - though I'm sure
he'd appreciate help, but tell him first if you want to work on these,
so we don't duplicate work!)
I'll be pushing 2.7.4 to rawhide today, 3.3.1 probably tomorrow. I'm however
unsure about the current Fedora releases - it'd probably make sense to push the new
versions into F19, too, but I'm not sure about F17 and F18. There were many bugfixes
in 2.7.4 and I'm not 100 % sure that there is no API breakage (mainly in the C API),
so I'd rather keep F17 and F18 with 2.7.3. Thoughts?
Hope this sounds sane
Thank you Dave, you did a great job with Python! I think we all hope to still have you
Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda.