How to discontinue ports completely (py26 deprecation) ...

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Wed Aug 10 15:01:27 PDT 2016

On Aug 10, 2016, at 5:21 PM, Fred Wright <fw at> wrote:

> I don't consider Python 2.6 to be "cruft".  Developers need many
> versions of Python installed for testing, and that includes any
> packages that are also needed.  It's annoying to have to create local
> versions of portfiles solely to add versions that are missing for no
> substantive reason.

The substantive reason is that every additional version of CPython we
support is a maintenance burden, especially one that saw its last
feature release 6 years ago and its last bugfix release nearly 3 years


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