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From: Matthew Summers <quantumsummers@g.o>
To: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-python@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-python] On Python 2.5
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 06:14:02
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-python] On Python 2.5 by Mike Gilbert
On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:16 PM, Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> wrote:
> 2012/2/20 Johan Bergström <bugs@××××××××××.nu>: >> 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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Re: [gentoo-python] On Python 2.5 Dirkjan Ochtman <djc@g.o>