Software Management call for RFEs

Sandro Mani manisandro at
Wed May 22 23:19:37 UTC 2013

On 23.05.2013 00:55, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> I'll get more specific then:
> python-pyface can use two different graphics backends - either 
> wxPython or pyQt4.  In no way do these two packages provide the same 
> thing in any meaningful way other than to pyface.  So, while one could 
> go the provides route, it doesn't seem to make sense to me.  I suppose 
> I could ask for:
> Provides: pyface-backend
> in both PyQt4 and wxPython.  Think that would make sense?
 From my two-second look at the pyface codebase, it looks like backends 
are treated as modular components. So why not just split out the backend 
specific modules in python-pyface-qt and python-pyface-wx packages, put 
the rest in -common, and have the user decide which to install? Just an 

- Sandro

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