Dropping support for Python 2.4

Blake Winton bwinton at latte.ca
Wed Oct 8 19:07:26 BST 2008

Daniel Watkins wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-10-08 at 17:45 +1100, Andrew Bennetts wrote: 
>> Unfortunately we're still supporting Python 2.4.  AFAIK there are no
>> plans to change that.
> I wonder if it's time to change this policy.  Looking at a few major
> distros: 
>       * Debian: python2.5 is in stable (soon to be oldstable) 
>       * Ubuntu: python2.5 has been in since Feisty (and bzr is 0.8.2 in
>         dapper, so we're presumably not going to be backporting
>         incompatible changes any time soon) 
>       * Fedora: Python version 2.5 since Fedora 7 (which was as early as
>         I could dig records out for)
> So it wouldn't be unreasonable to start thinking about it.

OSX 10.4 (what I'm running) doesn't ship with Python 2.5.

Mercurial ships with two installers, "One for OS X 10.5 that uses the 
default pre-installed Python and one that can be used on 10.4 that uses 
Python 2.5 from python.org"


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