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This is the main page for the 2015 Python 3 Porting FAD, which is a FAD (a mini-conference) focused on working on the missing packages, libraries and applications that are not ported to Python 3 but are relevant to the release of the Fedora operating system according to the PortingDB app.

Location and Date

  • Location: Global
  • Date: November 14-15
  • Chat at the IRC channel #fedora-python (will be logged).
  • Share ideas and information of packages on Etherpad.
  • Join us on the video conference at opentokrtc.


One of the foundations of the Fedora Community is Features, which represents our commitment to excellence. Five years ago the Python 3 stack was added to Fedora with the hope that at some point Python 3 would replace Python 2. About two years ago an effort was begun to make Python 3 the default implementation. There has been great progress but it is not enough. Fedora has 2941 Python packages, which only the 32% have been ported to Python 3. This is the main premise that identifies the latent need to migrate packages, libraries and applications to Python 3. This is why we started this FAD. We are proposing two days where Python programmers and other members of the Fedora community can participate remotely in a virtual environment to migrate Python 2 packages to Python 3.


The main outcome of this FAD will be a reduced number of missing packages for porting.

Additional outcomes will be:

  • Fedora project will be closer to implement Python 3 as default.
  • Fedora community will offer lot of contributions to Python upstream.
  • Fedora system tools will be able to switch to Python 3.
  • Members of the Python SIG from LATAM, EMEA and NA will get in touch.

Points of Contact

Important Skills

  • Knowledge of Python programming language.
  • Experience porting Python 2 applications and libraries to Python 3.




Name Location Saturday Sunday Tasks
Abdel Martínez Panama Yes Yes Organizer + Developer
Luis Segundo Panama Yes Yes Developer
Yohan Graterol Colombia Yes Yes Developer
Eduardo Echeverría Colombia Yes Yes Developer
Eduardo Mayorga Nicaragua Yes Yes Developer
Daniel Bruno Brazil Yes Yes Developer
Adolfo Fitoria Nicaragua Yes maybe Developer
Davi Souza Brazil Yes Yes Developer
Tonet Jallo Perú Yes Yes Developer
Efren Robledo México Yes Yes
William Moreno Reyes Nicaragua Yes Maybe
OscarGonzalez Mexico Yes Yes


It will part of the PyCon CZ 2015 as a sprint.


Name Location Saturday Sunday Tasks
Matej Stuchlik Czech Republic Yes Yes Organizer + Developer
pingou France Yes Yes Developer (remote)
Miro Hrončok Czech Republic No Yes Developer
Fabian Affolter Switzerland No Yes Developer & Packager
Slavek Kabrda Czech Republic Yes Yes Developer
Francesco Frassinelli Italy Yes Yes Developer & Packager
Till Maas Germany No Yes Developer & Provenpackager (remote)



Name Location Saturday Sunday Tasks
Ralph Bean USA Yes Yes Organizer + Developer
Toshio Kuratomi USA Yes Maybe Developer + Packager
Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek USA Yes Maybe Developer + Packager
John Dulaney USA No Yes Developer + Packager
Raphael Groner DE No No Packager (ported: qpid, pika, rabbitvcs, qutepart/enki, jpype, py4j, (continues)


Active participants will get this badge:

  • Parselmouth: You can speak Python and helped with porting stuff to Python 3.


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