When should Python 3.3 become the default?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Fri Oct 19 04:30:13 UTC 2012

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 05:55:00 PM 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.

I think the current patch is not sufficient.


I didn't investigate why.  That's with python3-defaults from quantal + your 
patch and adding 3.3 as a supported version.

Scott K

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