Obsoleting python2.1, python2.2 in Hoary

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Tue Jan 4 22:40:45 CST 2005

On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 08:06:37AM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:

> 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.

Is it only the jython package which needs to be updated, or does jython
upstream only support 2.1?  If it is that far behind, should we be spending
time on it at all?

> 2.2 can be dropped, when zope2.6 can be dropped.

Ick.  When is that likely to happen?  I see that we have zope2.7, but I
don't keep up with Zope happenings, so I'm not sure what folks use

> > 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.

OK, then if we can resolve the Zope question, I would like to drop python
2.1 and 2.2.

 - mdz

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