Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Re: The transition to add support for Python 3.6 is beginning

Hi all,

An update on the transition to Python 3.6: Python 3.6 is now a supported version in artful release, and almost all packages that build C extensions have been rebuilt (pandas is still a problem).

We have created a PPA where python3.6 is the default and rebuilt all python packages: https://launchpad.net/~canonical-foundations/+archive/ubuntu/python3.6-as-default/+packages and the next step is to fix all the failures this reveals.  The initial failing source packages are listed in http://paste.ubuntu.com/24903638/ although some of those have been fixed now.

Once the failures are accounted for, we can flip the switch to make python 3.6 the default in the archive.