[Proposal ] Name of Python's port

Anders F Björklund afb at macports.org
Sun Feb 3 02:50:18 PST 2008

Ryan Schmidt wrote:

>> What do you think of this?
>> I' like to hear some comments on this and
>> as a long-term goal, it would be nice to have a portnaming guildeline
>> for python (or ALl ports across MacPorts project)
> The guideline is: use a numbered prefix if there's a good reason to. A 
> prefix was not used for the python 2.4 ports because there was no 
> python 2.5 at the time. Now there is, and I think it was just deemed 
> too much of a hassle to rename all the py-* ports to py24-*.

Fixing the current issues for the python25 port, or with MacPorts 
having /usr/bin/python as default, would be better than just renaming a 
lot of deprecated ports... For instance all ports using py-gtk2 was 
already forced to upgrade to using py25-gtk instead... ?


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