Tuesday, April 01, 2008

TurboGears and Pylons finally merging

This has been a long time coming, and fans of both projects have been eagerly waiting for it, but it's finally happened. Not sure if you've seen the announcements from Kevin Dangoor, Mark Ramm and Ben Bangert on their projects' mailing lists, but basically they boil down to "we feel like after the sprints at PyCon we made enough progress so that we can pull the trigger on merging the source code from the 2 projects in one common trunk." They make it sound like it was purely a technological problem, but I have my doubts about that. I think it was driven in part by the increasing popularity of Django. Unifying TurboGears and Pylons is a somewhat desperate measure to chip away at the Django market share. We'll see if it works or not. Check out the brand new page of the TurboPylons project.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

An April's Fools joke is only good if it outrageous

this actually would make sense to do

kumar said...

but... it does increase the fool factor ;) Had me going for a few mins. Nice one.

ash said...

Oh dear, a bad case of TurboPiles - sounds painful.

alex said...

It is about time that Python fractured market to crystalize