Re: I'm the new maintainer of pykickstart

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On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 7:28 PM Brian C. Lane <bcl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Today we created a new, permanent, location for pykickstart:
> And I've agreed to be the new maintainer. I've been involved with
> Anaconda and pykickstart since I joined Red Hat in 2010 so this isn't a
> new experience for me :)
> My general philosophy for this is going to be "don't break it". I
> consider pykickstart to be one of the best examples of how to write a
> python library, especially one that has to support so many different
> features and versions so I have no plans to make fundamental changes. I
> consider it primarily to be in maintenance mode, driven by bugfixing and
> requests from Anaconda.
> Recently there have been some requests to add features to pyks for the
> livecd-creator project that don't have (and never will) support in
> Anaconda. I've been trying to come up with a way to make everyone happy
> -- and haven't.

As livecd-tools maintainer/developer, I don't particularly want
grammar that doesn't work with Anaconda either. The whole *point* of
livecd-tools is to be able to work off an installation description to
produce media *without* requiring Anaconda. But I personally would not
want to forsake compatibility with Anaconda.

> At the moment I think the best way to proceed is to require that new
> features need to have patches, and be accepted by, Anaconda. Anything
> else is just going to lead to a fractured user experience, confusing
> documentation, difficult to debug problems, etc. Since Anaconda is the
> primary user for pyks it makes practical sense to have the installer
> team's input on new features.

If you only care about Anaconda's requirements, why isn't this just
part of the rhinstaller group like the rest of the Anaconda-only

> I also will *not* be re-reviewing any old closed requests. If the
> previous maintainers declined to add something I am not going to re-open
> it.

This seems a bit harsh. Even if all the other requirements are
satisfied? What about if there was no information about why it was

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