[arch-dev-public] Add active Python versions to the repos

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Sat Nov 21 18:11:47 UTC 2020

On 21/11/2020 18.48, Filipe Laíns via arch-dev-public wrote:
> I understand that. I am not asking to put all releases of Python on the
> repos, only the active ones, which people are using.

I presume you can back it up with numbers how widely 3.7 and 3.6 are
used by Arch users. All I can see is that both have less than 30 votes
in AUR. Even if I take into account how irrelevant AUR votes are, I
assume the problem is exaggerated.

> Why are we packaging software that is used by far less people but we
> can't package these Python interpreters which are being actively missed
> by people?

Our approach of "YOLO push random new packages to repos" is something I
never agreed with, for the record. Unfortunately it's a kingdom with
almost no rules.


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