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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: [opensuse-packaging] heads-up: dropping SLE11 compatibility in d:l:python and python3
  • From: Alberto Planas Dominguez <aplanas@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:09:32 +0100
  • Message-id: <2141414.pWIQFk5CSU@lena>
On Monday, February 23, 2015 07:02:39 PM Tomáš Chvátal wrote:

What Jan should've changed in his message was to make it more in
way "I am
no longer going to enforce sle11 support as the effort will be spent
on
redoing the packaging a bit" (see mails on -packaging wrt the things
he
wants to do there).

Actually this is the part that I don't get. SLE11-SP3 still have 2.6 and IDK
if SP4 will have the last 2.7 branch. Even thought 2.6 is old and
unsupported from python.org since the end of 2013, most of the
packages works OK with this version.

But the key argument is that SLE11 is still a supported SLE version, and
most SLE users and developers (and this include SUSE itself) will feel
the pain of this decision. For example, OpenStack is a huge set of
Python packages that, because SUSE OpenStack Cloud product,
support SLE11 and all the openSUSE versions.

If the project decide to drop d:l:p SLE11 support, this will we translated
of a more pain for SLE11 users / developers and a bit of less
contributions for those developers that belong to both sets (SLE11 &&
Python), and there are some of them creating new PRs right now.


Thanks,
Alberto Planas

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