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On Tue, 4 May 2010, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 03-05-2010 16:55:58 -0500, mattmatteh@... wrote:
>>> As you may or may not know, the Python package that the Prefix tree
>>> contains is far from similar to the original from the gentoo-x86 tree.
>>> Patches like those simply contradict the
>>> vision of Python's upstream.
>>> So what should we do? One of the differences between Prefix python and
>>> gx86 python is the addition of the "aqua" USE-flag. We need it for some
>>> packages, in particular for the last remaining package in dev-python in
>>> the Prefix tree: wxpython. So always keeping an overlay version won't
>>> work in this respect. What are the alternatives? Create a
>>> python-prefix package, that is under maintenance of the prefix team?
>>> Would mean we have to fix depstrings all over the place, but as last
>>>  http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=317091
>> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=317091#c4 suggest you can work
>> with upstream. is this possible ? the prefix team has done an amazing
>> job so far and i think the best solution is to try to work with upstream
>> so there are minimal differences between upstream and gx86 and prefix. i
>> dont think you want a python-prefix, seems like alot of work.
> If upstream would also want to work with us, yes. Our bugs are largely
> ignored or closed/wontfixed. And given the amount of bugs and patches
> at other distributions I feel we're absolutely not alone in that world.
there any update how python is going ? just noticed that gentoo
(non-prefix) is getting ready to stablize python-3