Gentoo Archives: gentoo-python

From: Dirkjan Ochtman <djc@g.o>
To: gentoo-python@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-python] Adding new packages
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:48:00
I was wondering: what do you all think about putting new python
packages in the tree?

The idea here is IMO we shouldn't add more packages to the tree than
we can manage. We have a pretty big open bug list and enough version
bumps to go around as it is. If we move packages into the tree just
because a single user asked for it, I worry it might not be a good
trade-off: we're more or less committed to maintaining it forever, and
we do this at the cost of maintenance for other packages.

Maybe the answer is I just shouldn't worry so much, or maybe we should
try have some informal criteria for when we allow a package to go into
the tree? For instance, if one of the python devs is using a package
himself, I have no qualm about letting him add it to the tree, since
he'll probably also be able to do some maintenance. If there are 10
guys asking for it in Bugzilla, we should also include it. If we have
something in the tree already that starts depending on it, that also
probably is good enough (although this may not be always true, for
optional dependencies). But for the other cases, should we be
conservative about adding packages or just add away whenever we feel
like it?