[Python-modules-team] Bug#869971: nose: Provide a package for PyPy

Dmitry Shachnev mitya57 at debian.org
Fri Aug 18 18:08:59 UTC 2017

Hi Ghislain!

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:28:09AM +0100, Ghislain Antony Vaillant wrote:
> Dear Maintainer,
> The lack of a nose package for PyPy may block testing of future packaged
> PyPy modules. Since nose should be compatible with PyPy according to the
> upstream wiki [1], you might want to consider providing a corresponding
> pypy-nose package.

I want to note that nose is deprecated [1] and completely unmaintained [2]
upstream, and all users are encouraged to switch to nose2 [3] or other
alternatives (plain unittest/unittest2 or pytest).

So if you want to package a new Python or PyPy module, please consider
not using nose there.

[1]: https://github.com/nose-devs/nose/blob/master/NEWS
[2]: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/nose-dev/rkofU1WdNNc/um9FRb19BQAJ
[3]: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/nose2

Dmitry Shachnev

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