Dropping support for Python 2.4
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
> * 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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