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From: Kacper Kowalik <xarthisius@g.o>
To: gentoo-python@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-python] Timeframe for supporting Python versions
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:02:07
Message-Id: 4F9EFDC0.5030404@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-python] Timeframe for supporting Python versions by Dirkjan Ochtman
On 30.04.2012 22:13, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 20:17, Kacper Kowalik <xarthisius@g.o> wrote: >> 1) how long are we supposed to keep old version of Python in Portage? >> 2) how many version should we actively maintained? > > I'm not sure we need hard rules here. IMO the current approach (i.e. > just talking about it and dropping as we decide it makes sense) is > just fine. In particular, some version bumps are just harder than > others, and adoption of new versions is always different (i.e. for 3.x > and 2.x versions is obviously a very different story right now). From > the other side (for example, in Mercurial depends), it also depends > how big of a boon new features are. > > So let's just decide on a case-by-case when we deprecate a version? As > for 2.5, are we seeing increased incompatibility yet? Any recent > examples? I think 2.5 is close to deprecation, but I'm personally not > getting the impression it's getting to be a big PITA just yet.
10% of packages that restrict Python abi in any way, restrict 2.5 (I've grepped for "\(2.\[45\]\|2.5\)") That's the only statistics I could think of. I'm not aware of any security bugs related to 2.5 branch Cheers, Kacper

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