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Re: [HEADS UP] Removing python24 and python25
On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 08:43:54AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I think it makes sense to drop python 2.4 right now. It seems the only
> reason anyone deals with it is that there is a culture of running
> particular ancient versions of Linux and only using the builtin python
> support (I find this totally boggling, but it's what I observe).
I'm hesitant about this because the plone and zope packages seem to need this
> 2.5 does not feel so ancient and crufty that it should be summarily
On the other hand, in pkgsrc there is five packages that claim to work
with 25 and not with 26 or newer. That's not a critical mass :)
> Some of these are probably candidates for removal on their own merits --
> if they pass one of the tests "it's reasonable to tell users that they
> are lame for not having upgraded" or "it is unmaintained for so long
> (multiple years) that no reasonable person should still be using it".
> I suspect databases/gramps is an example of the first, and maybe gramps2
> (but maybe not).
We have gramps3 in pkgsrc, so I don't have problems with removing these two.
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