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Python Special Interest Group

A SIG for people who are interested in Python on Fedora. This includes:

Contact Info

Mailing List for general discussions: python-devel
IRC: #fedora-python on

Python SIG FAS group

You can add group::python-sig to your package so the core members of the python-sig get notified on each bug in your python program. This way it is possible to maintain all python packages with the group permissions, which will simplify general python cleanup changes.

To apply for the group, please apply:

Unfortunately, this python-sig group is restricted because there are also security sensitive mails send out. As this process is currently in alpha phase, we will update this section, when it is clearer how to join the python-sig...


Martin Bacovsky
Luis Bazán
Aurelien Bompard
Nick Coghlan
Kushal Das
Tejas Dinkar
Tadej Janež
Bohuslav Kabrda
Andrew Colin Kissa
Toshio Kuratomi
Alex Lancaster
Tim Lauridsen
José Matos
Luke Macken
Abdel Martínez
Dave Malcolm: interested in core Python runtimes and low-level implementation details
Paul Nasrat
Jamie Nguyen
Tomas Radej
Michel Salim
Felix Schwarz
Thomas Spura
Christos Trochalakis
Ramakrishna Reddy Yekulla
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams

Python packages awaiting review

Packaging Quickstart

If you're just getting started with packaging python modules for Fedora, here's some hints to get you started:

Package requests

  • Chandler PIM - I don't think it is such hot idea ... upstream is pinning for the fjords, and after couple of years of non-development, it is not that advanced as it used to be.
  • itools - A python library that includes several useful tools, such as an ODF anonymizer that can be used to sanitize confidential documents before attaching them tp bug reports
  • python-multiprocessing - multiprocessing backport useful for EL-5 review request
  • repoze.profile - WSGI profiling middleware
  • tgscheduler - TurboGears scheduler


Python website
Building Python packages
Packaging TurboGears Applications
Packaging Python Eggs
Parallel installable Python26 information (mainly EPEL5).
Unicode in Python, Completely Demystified

Upstream Release Schedules

Python 3.4

Python Features

Future work

Under development (Fedora 18)

Added in Fedora 17

Added in Fedora 16

Added in Fedora 15

Added in Fedora 14

Added in Fedora 13

Added in Fedora 11

Added in Fedora 10

Stalled features

Python Runtimes

Within Fedora:

Within EPEL:

Awaiting review:

Awaiting packaging

Python Compilers

Within Fedora:

  • Package-x-generic-16.pngpyjamas - Python-to-JavaScript compiler, implemented in Python
  • Package-x-generic-16.pngshedskin - Python to C++ compiler (for a subset of Python with "implicit types")