Dropping support for Python 2.4
raindog at macrohmasheen.com
Wed Oct 8 19:15:42 BST 2008
Blake Winton wrote:
> 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"
I hardly see how shipping with a package is a requirement. Windows
doesn't ship with python, perl, ruby or even C compiler...
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