[Twisted-Python] 2.0.0 pre-pre-release

Christopher Armstrong radeex at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 17:41:27 EST 2005

Yeah, I might accept the "backwards compatibility with existing
dependencies" argument, but I don't think it's something that's
necessary for general use. In a post-split world, deb packages that
use Twisted stuff will depend on specific twisted subproject packages.
Anyway, I'm not the one doing the deb packages, but there are my two

On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 13:26:03 -0500, James Y Knight <foom at fuhm.net> wrote:
> On Feb 6, 2005, at 6:41 AM, Christopher Armstrong wrote:
> > Yeah. "Twisted Core" is just used to disambiguate it from the other
> > subprojects of Twisted. AIUI, "Twisted" is officially the networking
> > framework. The tarball that contains everything will just be a
> > convenience, and it will be called something like TwistedSumo.tar.bz2.
> > I encourage packagers to name the twisted core package "twisted" and
> > twisted subproject packages "twisted-foo". A "sumo" package is
> > unnecessary on all non-barbaric packaging systems; I only think it's
> > appropriate in tarball and win32 form.
> I'm not sure that's right. I think it may be useful (and probably
> expected by users) on debian, say, to have a "twisted" package which
> installs every little bit of code associated with twisted, and a
> twisted-core package which is the core bits. The "twisted" package
> wouldn't actually contain any data, but simply depend on all the other
> packages. Such a package may actually even be *necessary*, in order to
> properly migrate dependancies forward (note that I'm not a debian
> packaging expert so I'm just guessing there).
> James
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