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From Bill Farner <wfar...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Python versions (redux)
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:32:54 GMT
Bhuvan's link [2] was the clincher for me.  +1 to dropping support, as the
python developers have.

-=Bill


On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Bhuvan Arumugam <bhuvan@apache.org> wrote:

> Only reason I could think of supporting py26 is to support rhel6.x
> customers. Now that rhel7 is out [1], it make sense to discontinue
> support for py26. We should document it in supported platforms though.
> We should add a pointer for rhel6.x customers to upgrade python.
>
> It also make sense as py26 is already eol [2].
>
> That said, +1 to discontinue support for py26.
>
> [1]
> http://www.redhat.com/about/news/press-archive/2014/6/red-hat-unveils-rhel-7
> [2]
> https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2013-September/128287.html
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM, Mark Chu-Carroll
> <mchucarroll@apache.org> wrote:
> > A couple of months ago, we had a discussion about which python versions
> to
> > support. (See
> >
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-aurora-dev/201404.mbox/%3CCAFGkSCk71%2BziUQCsnMfStr-ucrT52DLEgBfHA-o097683PstLQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E
> > to refresh your memory.)
> >
> > At the time, we punted on it, because we had a convenient workaround. But
> > python version issues have continued to pop up from time to time. In
> > particular, we've had issues like the current
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AURORA-585.
> >
> > The question that I'd like to put forward is: how much effort is it work
> to
> > continue to support Python 2.6? The Python maintainers are no longer
> > maintaining 2.6 - the download page for the last release of 2.6 says:
> >  "With the 2.6.9 release, and five years after its first release, the
> > Python 2.6 series is now officially retired. All official maintenance for
> > Python 2.6, including security patches, has ended. For ongoing
> maintenance
> > releases, please see the Python 2.7 series. The NEWS file lists every
> > change in each alpha, beta, release candidate, and final release of
> Python
> > 2.6."
> >
> > We certainly *can* continue to support Python2.6, but it's likely to be a
> > non-trivial effort. Is it worth it?
> >
> > (Full disclosure, in case it's not obvious: I think as a provider of a
> > distributed computing platform, continuing to support a python
> interpreter
> > that won't even get security fixes is not a good idea. I'm in favor of
> > dropping 2.6.)
> >
> >      -Mark
>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Bhuvan Arumugam
> www.livecipher.com
>

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