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From Pedro Larroy <pedro.larroy.li...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: MXNet 1.6 as last release with Python 2 support?
Date Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:13:45 GMT
 This is not good user experience. I have heard of impacts to some users /
projects.

Thanks.

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 10:44 PM Skalicky, Sam <sskalic@amazon.com.invalid>
wrote:

> Also, it has been reported that pip wheel installation with latest pip
> version 20.0.1 breaks installation of MXNet pip wheels which have py2.py3
> in the wheel name. This breaks all existing released versions. Work around
> is to install the older version of pip "pip install pip==19.3.1”.
>
> Sam
>
> > On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:35 PM, Chung, Alex <alchung@amazon.com.INVALID>
> wrote:
> >
> > +1
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Alex Chung
> > Senior Product Manager | AWS AI
> >
> > ________________________________________
> > From: shiwen hu <yajiedesign@gmail.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:26 PM
> > To: dev@mxnet.incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: MXNet 1.6 as last release with Python 2 support?
> >
> > +1
> >
> > Lai Wei <royweilai@gmail.com> 于2020年1月18日周六 上午2:51写道:
> >
> >> +1
> >>
> >>
> >> Best Regards
> >>
> >> Lai
> >>
> >>
> >> On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 10:39 AM Lin Yuan <apeforest@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> +1
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 10:04 AM Xingjian SHI <xshiab@connect.ust.hk>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> +1. We should move to support Python>=3.5 only.
> >>>>
> >>>> Get Outlook for iOS<https://aka.ms/o0ukef>
> >>>> ________________________________
> >>>> From: Lausen, Leonard <lausen@amazon.com.INVALID>
> >>>> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 10:02:30 AM
> >>>> To: dev@mxnet.apache.org <dev@mxnet.apache.org>
> >>>> Subject: Re: MXNet 1.6 as last release with Python 2 support?
> >>>>
> >>>> If the lazy consensus passes, I believe the minimum Python version
> >>>> supported
> >>>> would be Python 3.5.
> >>>>
> >>>> Python 3.5 because it seems to be the minimum Python 3 version tested
> >> by
> >>>> our CI,
> >>>> specifically in the jobs running on Ubuntu 16.04.
> >>>>
> >>>> Best regards
> >>>> Leonard
> >>>>
> >>>> On Fri, 2020-01-17 at 17:36 +0000, Lausen, Leonard wrote:
> >>>>> Dear MXNet community,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> as effective January 1, 2020, no new bug reports, fixes, or changes
> >>> will
> >>>> be
> >>>>> made
> >>>>> to Python 2, and as MXNet 1.6 will be released after January 1,
> >> 2020, I
> >>>>> suggest
> >>>>> to announce in the MXNet 1.6 release notes that MXNet 1.6 is the
last
> >>>> release
> >>>>> supporting Python 2.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> We have previously reached consensus on announcing that Python 2
is
> >>>> dropped in
> >>>>> the next major release (ie. MXNet 2), however, given the delay in
1.6
> >>>> release,
> >>>>> the plan to release 1.7 in the future and that Python 2 is dead
> >>> already I
> >>>>> think
> >>>>> we can revisit this assumption.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Advantages are
> >>>>> - Time savings for developers, as Python 3 standard library contains
> >>> more
> >>>>>  features than Python 2, and it is more efficient to target only
1
> >>>> language
> >>>>>  (Python 3) instead of 2 languages (Python 2 & 3)
> >>>>> - Simplification and cost savings for CI
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I thus suggest 72h lazy consensus for announcing dropping of Python
2
> >>> as
> >>>>> described above. If you disagree, please veto (send "-1") and we
can
> >>>> continue
> >>>>> supporting Python 2 in all 1.x releases as per previous consensus.
> >> Note
> >>>> that
> >>>>> at
> >>>>> the time of previous consensus, no 1.7 release was planned.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Best regards
> >>>>> Leonard
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
>
>

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