Run Dogtail using Python 3
Currently we install
python-dogtail, which uses Python 2 and makes it impossible to deal with objects containing unicode character (e.g. "Save As…" (note the triple dots)).
The Debian packaging repo for dogtail has switched to Python 3 since almost a year back, but there has been no release since then. However, I tried building a package and installing it, and it worked fine vs unicode strings at least.
#3 Updated by anonym about 1 year ago
- Subject changed from Generate Python 3 code for Dogtail to Run Dogtail using Python 3
- Description updated (diff)
Please see the updated description. With that as background, I guess we might want to consider building our own
python3-dogtail from version 0.9.9-1, until we can make Debian release it for stretch backports.
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If this is still needed
It is! The limitations with unicode has already required a couple ugly workarounds.
I suggest instead to ask Debian packagers to provide such a package. Outsource!
Absolutely! Can I outsource this outsourcing to you? :P Correct me if I am wrong, but my current understanding is that your role includes interfacing with Debian for things like this (?).
@anonym, are you aware that Dogtail is missing a maintainer in Debian? See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=777382
This not only means that we cannot ask any Debian maintainer to put out a new version, but we could theoretically commit to updating this package ourselves. As it is not actively developed, this could be a one-timer.
The tracker page currently shows no VCS information: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/dogtail.
Upstream code seems to be living here nowadays: https://gitlab.com/dogtail/dogtail I could still ask the question there..