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

Fred Wright fw at
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> 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.

Fred Wright

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