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I'd like to bring a discussion that was started over irc for broader
1) how long are we supposed to keep old version of Python in Portage?
2) how many version should we actively maintained?
What came up:
* python2.5 is no longer supported upstream since May 2011 and is first
candidate for purging
* python3.2 supersedes python3.1 without introducing any obvious
incompatibilities (at least that's what they claim here)
What's worth noting is that upstream itself will provide/provides new
release cycle, introducing LTS version of python. First proposal by
neurogeek, is that following pep0407 we should obsolete versions of
python 6 months after upstream ceases to support them. (+1 from me on that)