Thursday, 10 March 2016

Re: Knocking Python 2 off the desktop iso

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 1:17 PM, Dmitry Shachnev <[email protected]> wrote:
> 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.
>

It's also important to note that the lifespan of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS does
go past the Python 2 expected maintenance period (end of the decade).
And as Ubuntu LTS is one of the most popular platforms for developers
to use, it strengthens the case to push for Python 2 code to port over
to Python 3.

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