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Status of extra modules?

Is django-followit going to be available via pip and have releases?

Are the changes in the forked version of markdown2 going to be merged with markdown2 upstream?

Do we still need the development version of django-avatar or does include the required functionality?

mether's avatar
asked 2011-06-26 11:10:12 -0500
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Rahul, I have a question about packaging - how often can an rpm distribution be updated? Is it automated - i.e. if say askbot has a new release on the pypi - can a new rpm be generated automatically?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-06-26 12:15:24 -0500) edit
It is not automatic but pretty trivial usually to bump up to a new release. I have a review request at Waiting on the dependencies to be reviewed first. We have progress
mether's avatar mether (2011-06-26 17:22:21 -0500) edit
Apparently editing comments is pretty buggy. Something to fix
mether's avatar mether (2011-06-26 17:28:48 -0500) edit
Ok, thanks will look today. Working on your login system now, almost done.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-06-26 17:29:49 -0500) edit
FYI, I keep the status of Askbot in Fedora updated at You can follow along.
mether's avatar mether (2011-06-26 17:52:23 -0500) edit
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Markdown2 is somebody else's module, so there is no guarantee that the changes will be merged into the main project - it is up to the person who is in charge.

As of now (June 2011) - a development version of django-avatar is required. Is that a problem for the Linux packaging?

Django-followit will be released on pypi and it will be maintained on github, maybe other modules will be split off in the same fashion, in fact it can be done now.

Evgeny's avatar
updated 2011-06-26 12:16:45 -0500, answered 2011-06-26 12:13:56 -0500
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The only modification to the markdown2 is the one that allows automatic insertion of YouTube videos. And unfortunately the feature cannot be easily extended to other video hosting services, so it is kind of a limited hack, but works well for YouTube so far (and one more service).
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-06-26 12:19:03 -0500) edit
I will talk to them about merging that code. Devel version is no problem. Just confirming so that I can package. It would be nice to get django-followit and others on pypi. Makes it easier to test
mether's avatar mether (2011-06-26 17:24:19 -0500) edit
Do let me know when you have django-followit with a release in pypi. I intend to get it packaged soon
mether's avatar mether (2011-06-28 18:57:43 -0500) edit
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