Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev-announce

From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev-announce <gentoo-dev-announce@l.g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev-announce] Python 3.5 -> 3.6 switch
Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 17:22:13
Message-Id: 1526362716.1841.9.camel@gentoo.org
Hi, everyone.

In no less than 30 days, we will be switching the default Python targets
from CPython 3.5 to 3.6.  The new values will be:

  PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_6"
  PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python3_6"

If you haven't ported your package to Python 3.6, please look into doing
it now.  Helpful lists:

 packages missing python3.6 support:
  list:  https://qa-reports.gentoo.org/output/gpyutils/35-to-36.txt
  graph: https://qa-reports.gentoo.org/output/gpyutils/35-to-36.svg

 packages needing stabilization:
  l https://qa-reports.gentoo.org/output/gpyutils/35-to-36-stablereq.txt
  g https://qa-reports.gentoo.org/output/gpyutils/35-to-36-stablereq.svg

At the same time, I'd like to remind you that Python 3.4 reaches end-of-
life in March 2019.  For more details, see [1].

I'll submit a news item for users for review today.  The switch will be
postponed to account for its publication.

[1]:https://devguide.python.org/#status-of-python-branches

-- 
Best regards,
Michał Górny