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Re: freeze for 2019Q4 is over!
On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 02:01:37PM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
> On Dec 28, 12:13pm, Greg Troxel wrote:
> } The next elephant in the room is the status of python 2.7, which is
> } said to be EOL on 2020-01-01, but in fact the release of 2.7.18 is
> } scheduled for "mid-April, 2020".
> } https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/
> } The python 2.7->3 transition has been a long, somewhat difficult
> } process. pkgsrc still has programs that are 2.7 only, and we're
> } starting to see libraries that have new versions without 2.7 support,
> } which if just updated would break 2.7-only programs. PMC is discussing
> } how to deal with this, so for the next week or so please avoid updates
> } to python libs with existing 2.7 support to versions that drop 2.7
> } support, or anything else drastic. (Please feel free to bring up
> } related issues on tech-pkg, of course.)
> I just looked at the mercurial website and I see that it is
> still using Python 2.7. That could be an issue.
The version in-tree supports both 2.7 and newer 3.x, but whether all
(3rd party) extensions work is a separate question.
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