How to discontinue ports completely (py26 deprecation) ...
fw at fwright.net
Thu Aug 11 13:15:55 PDT 2016
On Thu, 11 Aug 2016, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
> > On Aug 11, 2016, at 3:40 PM, Fred Wright <fw at fwright.net> wrote:
> > Well, leaving something alone that's working just fine is hardly much
> > of a maintenance burden.
> As Josh noted, this approach is fine for CPython itself, but less so
> for modules. As they work to keep their modules up to date, maintainers
> can hardly be expected to support subports for Python versions that
> don't build on recent OSes (although they are certainly welcome to if
> they wish).
But often the subports work fine as well. For example, here I have local
versions of seven py-xxx ports just to expand the version lists. In five
of the cases, expanding the version lists "just worked". The other two
ports each had a set of version-specific files (for no obvious reason,
given the content) which just needed to be trivially and obviously
expanded for the added versions.
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