[Pkg-exppsy-maintainers] sympy: Please split pyglet into a separate package

Michael Hanke michael.hanke at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 09:39:15 UTC 2008

Package: sympy
Severity: wishlist

Hi sympy maintainers,

I am one of the maintainers of the PyEPL package


PyEPL upstream is planning to switch from PyGame to pyglet, therefore we
were about to start packaging pyglet to satisfy this new dependency (no
ITP so far, just started).

More or less accidentally I discovered that pyglet is already included in the
sympy package. This information is not easily available.

IMHO it would be better to provide a separate package of pyglet instead
of hiding it in sympy. pyglet is more of a PyGame replacement than a
simple plotting toolkit. There is potentially a lot of software that
might use pyglet without needing sympy at all (although a quick search
in the Debian archive does not reveal any immediate candidate).

However, soon PyEPL will depend on pyglet and I don't think that a
package dependency on sympy is the proper way to deal with it.

I'd be glad if we could discuss possible ways to go on from here.



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