wxPython 2.6 in Ubuntu?

Robin Dunn robin at alldunn.com
Thu Nov 11 12:07:09 CST 2004

Jeff Waugh wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 08:55 +0200, Peter Damoc wrote:


>>Someone from Canonical should get in touch with Robin Dunn (head of
>>wxpython devel) and ask him... He is one of the greatest project
>>managers I've seen and he is already considering installing Ubuntu (he
>>already might have done it)
> Okay then... Hi Robin! :-)
> Peter suggested I ask you about the timeline for wxPython 2.6, and
> whether it will be released in time for inclusion in the next release of
> Ubuntu, the Hoary Hedgehog. We're freezing the versions of software we
> plan to include at the end of December, shipping our Preview release in
> March, and our Final in April [1]. How do your plans for wxPython fit in
> with that?

Hi Jeff,

We don't have a set schedule but I think that it's doubtful that we'll 
have the 2.6 release ready by your version freeze, but it's possible 
that 2.5.4 will be ready by then.  The current plan is that 2.5.4 will 
be the last 2.5 release before 2.6 and it will mainly be for ironing out 
the last few bugs and that no new features will be added between then 
and 2.6.  (So you could think of 2.5.4 as 2.5.99 or a 2.6.preview or 
whatever <wink>)

The 2.6 release should happen in "early 2005."  I don't know if your 
policies allow for slipping in some things after the version freeze, if 
so then this might be a good candidate.  If not then I would go with 
whatever is the latest 2.5.x when you do your freeze as it will be lots 
better than 2.4.2, especially for the gtk+ 2.x port.

BTW, just as a comparative datapoint, I noticed the other day that the 
Yast RPM repositories for SuSE 9.2 have both wxGTK and wxPython RPMs 
based on my wxPythonSrc- tarball, and Mandrake Official 10.1 has 
wxPython on the CDs, so there are some good precedents for 
shipping with a 2.5.x release.

Robin Dunn
Software Craftsman
http://wxPython.org  Java give you jitters?  Relax with wxPython!

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