When should Python 3.3 become the default?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sat Oct 20 21:59:06 UTC 2012

Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com> wrote:

>On 20 October 2012 22:40, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
>> Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>>( I just went ahead and removed all the quotes because it's getting a
>>>bit long)
>>>When were discussing py3.3 at the UDS we agreed to do it in a single
>>>step - straight away with 3.3 as default, without first making it
>>>supported alongside the 3.2.
>>>We did plan to stage the flip & test in the ppa, as far as I
>>>it, not because we need to stage it in a ppa for damage control but
>>>because py3.3 was releasing late / in the middle of the Q cycle.
>>>Also the compiled modules look more tricky for this transition, and
>>>ppa's usually do not have arm & ppc builders. Another reason to use
>>>the archive.
>>>I did at the time propose the lockstep - supported, then default. But
>>>it was assumed to be unnecessary, because it forces us to transition
>>>twice (once for public modules and second time to drop public modules
>>>& rebuild private modules).
>>>Please note that, in theory, we do not need to rebuild arch:all /
>>>pure-python modules.
>>>I took a stab at the transition tracker:
>> I think dbus-python is missing.  Not sure what else.  I think your
>regex for the tracker may need a tweak.
>Dependency level 5		amd64	i386	armel	armhf	ppc
>dbus-python	[build logs] (1.1.1-1)	✘	✘	✘	✘	✘
>Is that not it?!
>There wasn't a python3 tracker yet, so I did improvise using python2.7
>tracker as the base...
>It's not alphabetical order.... but funny C++ / C abi cyclic dependency

That's it.  I just missed it.

Scott K

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