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Re: Let's make a plan for python3.0 in Fedora 10+



On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 11:08 +0200, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Matej Cepl <mcepl redhat com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 02 Jun 2008 21:15:33 -0400, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams scripst:
> >> On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 22:58 +0200, Christoph Höger wrote:
> >>> could you point out why exactly there is "something to do"?
> >>>
> >>> I mean, python3000 is a new language and no replacement so if someone
> >>> is willing to package it (or a package that depends on py3k) she/he
> >>> should make sure its a python2.x compatible installation (especially in
> >>> the naming of the package). That should be all, right?
> >>
> >> Python 2.x *will* be discontinued at some time in the future. It may be
> >> a few years, but it will happen.
> >
> > Wouldn't it be more prudent to upgrade just to python 2.6 (asap) and let
> > one or two Rawhide cycles to make all warnings disappear?
> 
> Theoretically, probably.  I'm not sure we have enough eyeballs that
> could make that happen though.

I suspect it will.  And we won't have to do all of it, either.
Upstreams will start looking at the move as well as other distros which
should help to make it more practical.

Jeremy


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