Gentoo Archives: gentoo-python

From: "Johan Bergström" <bugs@××××××××××.nu>
To: gentoo-python@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-python] Leaving 2.4 behind
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2011 17:38:03
Message-Id: D03E151C6809495CA662C5B3C9B30D15@bergstroem.nu
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-python] Leaving 2.4 behind by Mike Gilbert
On 12/02/2011 09:05 AM, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> Hi there, > > I feel it's about time to leave 2.4 behind. We've seen an uptick in > packages that don't support it anymore (making life harder for us if > we're trying to test for it), and at least some of our devs don't have > it installed anymore. In the wider ecosystem, as well, it seems like > other parties are also ending support for 2.4.
I've seen this trend too. Stuff like with statements and conditional expressions is making 2.5 take 2.4's place as lowest req.
> > Anyone opposed?
Unless there are packages that explicitly need 2.4 I'm all for removing it. There's no point in having an older version around since it only adds maintenance when bumping packages. (Additionally, should there be a list of packages depending on 2.4 and nothing else - we should evaluate and act upon these). Thanks, Johan