Thursday, 10 March 2016

Re: Knocking Python 2 off the desktop iso

Hi Sebastien,

On Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 08:08:35PM +0100, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Hey Barry,
> Le 08/03/2016 17:36, Barry Warsaw a écrit :
> > I know this makes things less friendly for people who need Windows resources,
> > but until Samba itself gets fully ported, our choices are rather limited: keep
> > two Python stacks on the desktop image or provide a hook to install the
> > required packages when needed.
> Do we plan to reduce/drop support for python2.7 if we get it out of the
> iso? Or what's the direct result out of those efforts out of sending a
> message and winning some CD space?

In my opinion "sending a message" is a quite a big result. Currently even
developers of new apps sometimes consider using Python 2 because it "works
out of the box everywhere" unlike Python 3 (which may not be present on some
old distros). If we ship LTS with Python 3 only, this will be no longer the
case. I.e. it will make the world moving to Python 3 a bit faster.

And the earlier the world moves to Python 3, the earlier we will be able to
reduce/drop support for Python 2.

Dmitry Shachnev