Dropping support for Python 2.4

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 21:29:47 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)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and derivatives (CentOS, Scientific Linux,
etc) are python-2.4.

On the app side, zope still requires python-2.4 so that would be one
thing people wouldn't be able to run together with a python-2.5 only bzr
(unless they installed a private version of python too.)


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