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Re: py-cryptography soon will need rust

On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 12:41:37AM +0000, John Klos wrote:
> > While updating, I found out that for building (but not for running!)
> > the latest py-cryptography, it needs rust.
> Do we have any reason to think that the non-Rust version will be
> de-supported any time soon?

This already happened.

> How difficult would it be to maintain a non-Rust version alongside of the
> Rust version?

That depends on what you mean by 'maintain'. Keeping the package for
the old version in pkgsrc is not difficult, but it's security
software, and I don't think anyone will be backporting fixes for it,
so keeping it safe will be hard.

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