When should Python 3.3 become the default?

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 18 23:08:35 UTC 2012

On 18.10.2012 23:55, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Oct 18, 2012, at 05:35 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> One further issue to consider is limited support for multiple python3
>> versions in dh_python3.  It has a hard coded default value to rewrite
>> extensions for (python-qt4 needs this) to get the PEP whatevery it was binary
>> file names with the version number encoded in them.  Any package depending on
>> this will likely misbuild if we have more than one python3 supported.
> Yep, this is LP: #1026203 and Debian #672178.  I submitted a patch for that to
> Debian and it looks like Piotr has committed it but not yet released a new
> python3-defaults.  So I think we should be good to go on multiple Python 3
> versions, though I do plan on doing some PPA builds to verify.

yep, that should be fixed.

I don't care when to make 3.3 the default as long as we do care about getting
the 3.2/3.3 fixed before making 3.3 the default. There are not too many
packages, and a test rebuild should be easy for these.


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