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

Noel Power nopower at suse.com
Tue Sep 8 07:08:57 UTC 2020

new text looks good to me

/me thought he replied earlier but it appears not :-/, so... a belated
+1 on the deprecation too :-))


On 07/09/2020 23:17, Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical wrote:
> On Mon, 2020-09-07 at 09:58 +0200, Stefan Metzmacher wrote:
>> 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.
> I'm sorry it was not clear, yes I mean all Python 2.x support will be
> gone so we can focus on Python 3.6 and above.
> Let me know if this new patch is clearer.
> Andrew Bartlett

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