[Python-modules-team] Bug#968459: python-modernize: please upgrade to 0.8.0 or newer

Thomas Grainger tagrain at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 09:09:03 BST 2021

It looks like python3-fissix is out here
https://packages.debian.org/source/bullseye/python-fissix now
is there anything I need to do on my end to progress this?

Thomas Grainger

On Tue, 20 Oct 2020 at 03:07, Nicholas D Steeves <nsteeves at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Thomas, Benjamin, and Python Team,
> Thomas Grainger <tagrain at gmail.com> writes:
> > Awesome, thanks for the update! Just to let you know there's a pre-release
> > https://pypi.org/project/modernize/0.9rc0/ version that combines the
> > libmodernize and modernize namespace
> Good to know!  I'm not familiar with the details, but it sounds like
> either the "modernize" or "python3-modernize" Debian package will need
> to be removed from src:modernize for versions >= 0.9rc0 (the remaining
> packages would need a "Provides:removed-package" in debian/control).
> This would mean that src:modernize would need to pass through the NEW
> queue again.
>   https://ftp-master.debian.org/new.html
> As you can see, there's a bit of a backlog!
> Any packages that need to pass through NEW need to do so before
> 2021-02-12.  I'm hopeful that fissix will be reviewed and accepted
> before then, thus enabling an update to Modernize 0.8.0, and I
> recommend preparing an upload well before then (even though we can't
> upload until fissix clears NEW)
> After the 0.8.0 upload has been prepared, work could commence on
> updating the Modernize for Debian to 0.9rc0.  If 0.9.0 (final release)
> is not released early enough for it to pass through NEW, at least we'll
> have 0.8.0 in Bullseye (Debian 11).
> Alternatively, while the semantics are wrong, I wonder if it would be
> acceptable to use a dummy transitional package to avoid a trip through
> NEW?  My feeling is it wouldn't be acceptable, but I could be wrong.
> And yes, unfortunately if fissix doesn't clear NEW before the
> soft-freeze deadline then we won't see a new Modernize release in a
> Debian stable release before Bookworm (Debian 12).
> Regards,
> Nicholas

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