[PATCH] [WHATSNEW] Re: Drop Python2 for the build?

Stefan Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Mon Sep 7 07:58:15 UTC 2020

Am 06.09.20 um 08:14 schrieb Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical:
> On Sun, 2020-09-06 at 01:08 -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia via samba-
> technical wrote:
>> MacOS has working python3 according to my developer friends. Any
>> operating still based on python3 is so old that it should *not* be
>> running a contemporary Samba server, only perhaps cifs-utils for
>> mounting from Windows or Samba servers on a more contemporary and
>> securable operating system.
> Thanks all for your positive feedback.
> Without pre-empting the remainder discussion attached is a proposed
> patch for the WHATSNEW for the pending 4.13.
> This gives our users fair warning.  We can then change the build system
> at our leisure (giving us a little more time for user feedback).
> To be clear, I'm not proposing changing the actual code in master yet,
> please do continue to send in your feedback.  
> (Even after such a warning is given in 4.13 we can still change our
> minds, but our users will have been warned). 

I guess you mean: we'll remove support for Python 2.6 as well as 2.7?
This is not really clear from the WHATSNEW entry.


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