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From: Kacper Kowalik <xarthisius@g.o>
Subject: Re: Timeframe for supporting Python versions
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:01:52 +0200
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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