Drop RHEL 7 / CentOS 7 support and move to Python 3.8 minimum?

Andreas Schneider asn at samba.org
Sat Aug 19 18:06:32 UTC 2023

On Friday, 18 August 2023 02:08:00 CEST Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical 
> I would note that times when we didn't line up the CI version and
> Python 'supported' version, it kept breaking.
> I note that RHEL7 ends 'maintenance' in June 2024, just after the 4.20
> release March 2024
> https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/end-maintenance-red-hat-enterprise-linux-7-al
> most-here Those dates I think give good cause to drop CentOS 7, but other
> views still welcome.

I'm fine with dropping Python 3.6 support for Samba 4.20.


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