I am part of the Fedora Workstation working group and and one application I would love to
have included and easily available
for the workstation is PyCharm (http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/
It is probably the best Python IDE available currently and thus can be a great tool for
python developers on our platform. Especially with the rising importance of OpenStack I
would love it if the Fedora Workstation would be able to offer this application. It also
supports GTK3 module imports so it is a also great choice for desktop Python development.
Despite being a Python IDE it is written in Java, so I am asking if there are any
volunteers on this list willing to help with packaging
it. I exchanged some emails with Stanislav Ochonicky and Mikolaj Izdebski and they
suggested I send an email to this list requesting volunteers.
There are some licensing challenges with PyCharm as can be seen in this
bug tracker : http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-11008
But Stanislav had a quick look and it seems we should have most of the
libraries covered already:
javahelp - Fedora has javahelp2
oromatcher - Fedora has jakarta-oro
sqljet - packaged in Fedora
svnkit - packaged in Fedora
Mikolaj has offered to help, but he doesn't want to be the sole maintainer, so I am
hoping to get some more volunteers here.
Myself and Kalev Lember are also both available to help anyway
we can, and if someone is willing to work with us on the core packaging
we can handle creating appdata files etc., for PyCharm.