Python in Debian
Within the Debian project Python packages are maintained by individual developers and three main teams :
pkg-python maintains the Python compiler/interpreter package.
Debian Python Modules Team maintains Python modules and extensions.
Python Applications Packaging Team maintains some Python applications.
On the debian-python mailing list you can follow the latest developments.
On IRC some people use the channel #debian-python to discuss
Supported Python Versions
Debian's latest release Lenny contains multiple Python versions: 2.5 (the default) and 2.4.
?Python 2.6 as default is a goal for squeeze
Debian Python Policy for Python developers
The Debian Python Policy describes conventions for packaging and distributing Python code in Debian.
The official text is located at http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/python-policy/.
if you want to maintain a Python package, you have to know how the Debian Development works.