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.


On 12 May 2017 at 11:29, Michael Hudson-Doyle <michael.hudson@canonical.com> wrote:
Hi everyone,

The process of adding Python 3.6 as a supported version has begun.

The transition tracker is here:

and I'm currently working my way down the list.

I did a test rebuild of all/most dependent packages in a ppa:

And compiled some terse notes on the failures here:

And help resolving the failures would be appreciated (especially pandas!)