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Re: [alpine-devel] Python 3 in Alpine 3.5

From: Kaarle Ritvanen <kaarle.ritvanen_at_datakunkku.fi>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 15:12:33 +0300 (EEST)

On Thu, 9 Jun 2016, Sander Maijers wrote:

> The numbers are just informative, since the reason for this proposal is
> not mainly lack of popularity, but the maintenance overhead of keeping
> too many Python package Aports.

Where does the overhead come from? As explained in an earlier post in this
thread, the cost of maintaining Python packages is low in comparison to
Ruby.

I fail to see how the mere existence of a package that has no native
dependencies would carry a significant maintenance overhead. Usually they
work just fine. And if no one has time to regularly apply fixes on a
particular package, py-* or anything else, the package should be moved to
the community repository.

BR,
Kaarle


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Received on Thu Jun 09 2016 - 15:12:33 UTC