Hey Sandro!

[ Adding wiki@d.o for reference ]

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 07:29:57PM -0400, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 8:08 PM Sandro Tosi <mo...@debian.org> wrote:
>> > We're using moin for the Debian wiki, so we can't sensibly just remove
>> > it from Debian. Upstream are working on python3 migration, but only
>> > for the new moin2 codebase. I'm watching the work going on there to
>> > see when it makes sense for us to start playing with it...
>> that seems a sensible decision, but by looking at their progress (and
>> in particular at https://github.com/moinwiki/moin/issues/941) it
>> appears upstream is working on the python3 porting rather slowly. Did
>> you have a chance to look at the codebase yet? is there someone that
>> could lend a hand to the moin team to speed up development?
>> once we have a py3k codebase in Debian then there will be also need to
>> develop a plan to migrate our current wiki instance to the new
>> software (http://moinmo.in/MoinMoin2.0 mentions several chances).
>did you have a chance to look at the points above?

Apologies, I've been swamped with other stuff and didn't get to this
yet. :-(

>we reached a point where moin is keeping in the archive a long list of
>modules (both directly and transitively) that, if moin was ported to
>python3, we could remove.
>I think it's important to start looking at the current code soon and
>start planning to migrate to is asap, as i know for a fact some
>maintainers are getting eager to drop python2 support from their
>package and may get over-exited and do that soon, without checking for
>their rdeps.

Understood. I *can't* commit to being able to do much on this in the
next few weeks, I'm afraid. In terms of my priorities, I'm most
concerned about keeping wiki.debian.org going. That's running on
buster and can stay there for a while yet.

I *do* commit to looking at this later this year, but in the meantime
I guess the best thing to do might be to drop moin 1.9.x from unstable
to let you get on with things. We'll have to work out a migration plan
for moin 2.x (or something else), but it's not fair to hold you up on

How does that sound?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                st...@einval.com
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