1 May 2006 kov   » (Journeyer)

So, long time no blog entry. Work has been sucking my blood these days, but I managed to do some stuff recently that I feel like sharing.

First of all, I've been enjoying TurboGears a bunch. Unfortunately I didn't get around to playing with it as much as I would have liked. Some time ago I became the maintainer of cherrypy, and that became an important piece of TG some time later.

Now TG has been using something called Python eggs, and its versioning and dependency information. We fought a bunch on the debian-python mailing list trying to figure out how to handle that stuff in Debian packages and it seems like the best solution is the one which ended up on the new python-cherrypy package, which packaged CherryPy 2.1, and right now contains CherryPy 2.2. Most of the efforts of the Debian Python people has been documented on the Debian Python FAQ. Also, let me say that python-support is really cool; Thanks Joss!

Also, I'm now a member of the Debian Python Modules maintainers team! Team maintainership is a really good idea, and I'm happy that it is becoming more and more the rule, not the exception; and I am very happy to be part of many very good teams.

In other news, I've been working on the new version of libgksu/gksu. The API for libgksu has been greatly improved and simplified. The new design also allowed me to handle some situations in a much saner way; some things that bothered me for a long time are now gone. Packages are on their way to experimental, but if you want to take a look at what is happening, and comment on the new API (please, do!), you can look here:


I'll upload some packages to http://people.debian.org/~kov/gksu/debian/ while the packages which are on NEW are not processed.

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