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Re: [opensuse-factory] Friendly warning: Python 2 is going to be removed from Factory on 2020-01-02

On pon, Apr 15, 2019 at 2:40 PM, Neal Gompa <ngompa13@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 8:35 AM Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar
<dimstar@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


On Mon, 2019-04-15 at 13:39 +0200, Matěj Cepl wrote:
> Hello,
> this is just your periodic remainder (which could be expected for
> the last 10+ years or so, so there shouldn't be any surprise)
> that on the bright fresh chilly morning of 2020-01-02 we are
> going to remove python2 package (that's Python 2.7.* interpreter)
> from Factory.

I'm not sure if you cna word it this drastic - you can set it as a GOAL
to remove python2 from Factory. Even a target date is a nice to have.
And a lot of effort has already happened.

But, as a release manager I claim to have a say in this topic too:
Dropping py2 is a noble goal, it is a high target. But if this means
losing things like firefox, osc, "insertfavoriteapphere" - then you all
can be sure that we will weigh the pros and cons of keeping/dropping
py2. In plus, with a capable maintainer who is willing to further work
on possibly reported CVEs: how can we claim it is not maintained?!

At least on the subject of osc, the PRs to fix it for Python 3 have
stalled out. Nobody with write access is reviewing any of them. At
least in Fedora, due to the pressure of getting the dep chains for
Python 2 reduced[1], I imported the patches and switched osc to Python
3 in Fedora 30[2]. It works great. Too bad the upstream project
maintainer seems to not have time for the project...

Eh, who needs the primary tool to develop openSUSE on developer focused openSUSE distribution?

LCP [Stasiek]

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