[Stackless] pypi stackless, how's it going?

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Tue Aug 21 14:03:28 CEST 2012

Hi Richard,

On 7/26/12 11:14 PM, Richard Tew wrote:
> Hi Anselm / Christian,
> This:
>    http://pypi.python.org/pypi/stackless-python
> I was wondering how this was going?  Is it generally usable?  What
> needs to be done before we can document it on the Stackless site?  If
> it is ready, how do we relate it to the existing mechanisms?  When it
> is ready, maybe we can script it's generation, installation, testing,
> upload to pypi as part of a release.
> Also Christian, you had some other ideas related to Stackless.  Are
> you planning  to take them forward or still considering them?

Anselm was very busy with a project, and I was/am very busy with my
back pain, and before I can manage that, my activities are very limited.

But the pip installer will definately be finalized.
Actually, I prefer it very much over the current installation
process. At EuroPython, I wanted to try something quickly with
Stackless, had no time to build it, so I tried a stackless .dmg on
OS X, but that screwed my system python, mercurial stopped working
etc. etc.
For sure it could have been fixed, but on a congress in a hurry, that
exactly made the big difference.

This was a quite ironic experience: After my talk, where I emphasized
the benefits of the new installation approach, I was hit and distracted
by the existing one. Things should just work without thinking.

So I'm really convinced:
Stackless should no longer replace any python installation at all.
Instead, it should use the installed version and collaborate nicely
with that, instead of possibly fighting it and breaking something.

Concerning other stackless related ideas I had: Can you give me a hint?
Right now I have no access to my memory ;-)

cheers - Chris

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