Samba and Python2

Douglas Bagnall douglas.bagnall at
Tue Feb 5 10:20:23 UTC 2019

On 5/02/19 10:18 PM, Noel Power via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> imho no harm in spelling things out more so +1

Yes. +1.

However, we should also make a statement about *which* Python 3,
which I don't think we have decided on.

In my opinion we should say 3.6+, based on the following arguments:

* Python 2.6 has shown us it is difficult to test old python versions.

* The are features in 3.6 like async/await and ordered dictionaries that could be really useful.

* We are leaving 2.7 because it goes EOL next year, but 3.5 also goes EOL next year (3.4, next month).

That is my view as a non-distro person.

My recollection from the last time we discussed this is the distros have
a range of somewhat contradictory needs, having as they do large stakes in
very specific past and future moments. I don't think there was a consensus,
but if there was, could someone remind me of it?

(I notice that Debian stable, which this laptop runs, only has 3.5).


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