Obsoleting python2.1, python2.2 in Hoary

Matthias Klose m at klose.in-berlin.de
Tue Jan 4 01:06:37 CST 2005

Am Donnerstag, den 23.12.2004, 13:58 -0800 schrieb Matt Zimmerman:
> With the Python 2.4 transition well in hand in Hoary (thanks to Matthias and
> the others who worked on this), it is time to think about which versions of
> Python we will support in Hoary.

2.1 should be doable, the only reason for 2.1 modules is the jython
package, but that's in universe as well. 2.2 can be dropped, when
zope2.6 can be dropped.

> I propose that we drop Python 2.1 and Python 2.2 at least, and perhaps
> consider dropping Python 2.3 as well if we don't find any regressions in
> 2.4.

there are still some packages having problems with 2.4, with the
upcoming 2.3.5 release we should get a 2.3 version, which is on par with
2.4 with regard to bug fixes. there is currently not much to gain to
completely drop 2.3 besides touching a lot of packages. the launchpad
team explicitely asked for some modules to be available for 2.3 and 2.4.


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