[PATCHES] Build pytalloc for two Python versions at once, port to py3

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Thu Mar 19 07:26:59 MDT 2015

On 19 March 2015 9:10:38 am GMT+00:00, Petr Viktorin <pviktori at redhat.com> wrote:
>On 03/18/2015 05:17 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> On Tue, 2015-03-17 at 13:28 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
>>> I think what Andrew is getting at is that the main reason we care
>about Python3
>>> support is to accomodate others like yourself. For Samba itself
>Python2 works
>>> just fine, and we would wait a few more years with porting to or
>>> Python 3 if that was our only concern.
>>> Traditionally Samba hasn't done well with projects where there is
>only one
>>> developer that cares about it, but that impacts others (e.g. ntdb).
>>> other developers are burdened by a new set of hoops to jump through
>>> working on Samba, and the code tends to bitrot without the person
>>> that championed it.
>> Thanks Jelmer,
>> That puts it very well.
>Are you now saying that supporting Python 3 in thestand-alone libraries
>is a bad idea?
I don't think that is a bad idea for the standalone libraries. We're concerned
about the longevity of dual-python support though, especially in Samba itself. 

>Can you tell me what hoops are a burden, so I can try removing them?
Supporting two python versions at the same time and all the issues that
come with that. I think the specifics have been well covered in this thread.



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