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To: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
From: Matthew Summers <quantumsummers@g.o>
Subject: Re: On Python 2.5
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 00:13:58 -0600
On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:16 PM, Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> wrote:
> 2012/2/20 Johan Bergström <bugs@...>:
>> Good day all,
>> with Python 2.4 being removed and all (anyone seen complaints about this, btw?),
>> I'd like to discuss the removal of Python 2.5.
>>
>> Although 2.5 was one of those versions that started to be useful, I really see no
>> reason to just keep it around "just because".
>>
>> Did a quick glance in the tree and couldn't find a package that only depended
>> on python:2.5 specifically. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
>>
>> The question is therefore: why keep python 2.5 in tree?
>>
>> Regards,
>> --
>> Johan Bergström
>>
>>
>
> We might be making the upgrade path for ancient systems more
> difficult. python-2.5 has EAPI=1 whereas python-2.6 has EAPI=2. I
> don't feel this is a show stopper.
>

It needs to stay at least until the baselayout 1 to 2 upgrade path is
still supported. I think that ends in June. I kinda like 2.5, its mmap
bits are better than newer versions, perhaps due to heavy patching.
sles and rhel5 still support it, maybe there are nice patches in those
repos.

</$0.02>
-- 
Matthew W. Summers
Gentoo Foundation Inc.


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