[TIP] State of nose?

Michael Foord michael at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Jul 20 05:26:56 PDT 2011

On 19/07/2011 00:10, jason pellerin wrote:
> Hi,
> Good questions! In general, with 2 small children at home and a
> much-reduced ability to work on oss projects during business hours, I
> don't have time to do much beyond cheerlead for nose and (in theory)
> coordinate patches and releases for nose2.
> Kumar McMillan is holding the pumpkin for the 1.1 release of nose,
> which is expected to be done as soon as we can work out some
> multiprocessing and build-related bugs.
> Beyond that, my plan has been to move on to a BSD-licensed nose2
> package based on the unittest2 plugins branch. You can see the work
> that I've done on that so far here:
> https://bitbucket.org/jpellerin/nose2/overview
> But the plugins branch of unittest2 (at least where I have been
> pulling from, http://hg.python.org/unittest2/) hasn't been updated in
> a while and I don't know what the state or plans are for that, so I'm
> not sure exactly what's going to happen with nose2. Last I recall,
> Michael was working on a major refactoring of how hooks work, and I've
> been waiting for that to land to do any more work on nose2.

Yes, I still plan to work on the unittest2 plugins system but it has 
been on hold. I need to do a new release of unittest2 to catch up with 
the unittest work in Python 3.2 / 3.3 (dev) and then the plugins will be 
my main priority.

It has languished for too long, but I am still intending to do it!

My apologies to all those who have been waiting.

All the best,


> JP
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Victoria G. Laidler<laidler at stsci.edu>  wrote:
>> Hi gang,
>> What's the current status/plans for nose? I seem to remember discussions
>> from Pycon 2010 that Jason(?) didn't feel he had time to continue support,
>> and then there were some discussions for a successor package supported by
>> the community.... so where do we stand with all that?
>> thanks,
>> Vicki Laidler
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