[Python-modules-team] ITP: PySoy

Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso jordigh at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 04:01:57 UTC 2008

2008/9/21 Sandro Tosi <matrixhasu at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 20:03, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
> <jordigh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am going to attempt to package PySoy for Debian. Miriam Ruiz had a
>> partial packaging which I will attempt to complete, and I'm taking
>> over from where she left off.
> It would be interesting to know why she left:

She told me it was about the license.

> About where to put the team email, read this chapter[1] of our
> policy[2].

Okay, I'll have to mull this over.

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>> Note that I have relatively little experience packaging for Debian,
>> only done it once before, but I'm really eager to see PySoy in Debian.
> Just read the canonical documents: Debian Policy, Developers
> Reference, New Maintainers Guide, and do be afraid to ask for
> questions, both on this list or on debian-mentors at l.d.o.

Be afraid... be very afraid? :-)

Hehehe. Right. I get your meaning, of course. Thanks again.

> If it's easier for you, you can come and join us on #debian-python IRC
> channel on OFTC network.

I might. I'm a big chatter.

In fact, I already have a question. Since, I'll admit, my biggest
motivation to package PySoy is to create an actual test case for
AGPLv3 in Debian, I want to start packaging the svn version (the
"stable" release, actually beta-2, is GPLv3). However, I've already
hit a snag: the svn version needs to build with Pyrex, but we
only have, and it was a NMU no less, and barely two weeks ago.
I think it would be kinda rude to send a bug to package a newer
version if the last version packaged was just two weeks ago.

Should I work first on packaging a newer version of Pyrex and then
start on PySoy, or should I work straight with the upstream version of
Pyrex and just get my packaging started while I wait for someone else
to package a newer Pyrex and for PySoy to release another "stable"
version? The PySoy devs told me that they're very close to releasing
another stable, as soon as their lead dev stops touring the world
promoting free software or something. :-)

- Jordi G. H.

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