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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. Please introduce yourself at the normal python-devel mailing list and apply for the FAS group AND the python-sig mailing list.

The current list of packages maintained by the python-sig can be found at the package database.


Martin Bacovsky
Luis Bazán
Aurelien Bompard
Nick Coghlan
Kushal Das
Christian Dersch
Tejas Dinkar
Tadej Janež
Bohuslav Kabrda
Matej Stuchlik
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
Praveen Kumar
Raphael Groner
Athmane Madjoudj
Robert Kuska

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:

  • The Fedora Packaging Guidelines must be followed for any package. The Python specific guidelines are a good starting point.
  • You can generate a spec template for your new python package like this:
    yum install rpmdevtools && rpmdev-newspec -t python
    . That will generate a spec file template that is a good starting point to making your package.
  • When packaging PyPI project you can generate initial SPEC file using pyp2rpm tool.

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

review request


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")