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

Fred Wright fw at
Fri Aug 12 15:30:00 PDT 2016

On Fri, 12 Aug 2016, Chris Jones wrote:
> On 11/08/16 20:40, Fred Wright wrote:
> > Well, leaving something alone that's working just fine is hardly much of a
> > maintenance burden.
> On the other hand, whats the rationale for keeping 2.6, given 2.7 is the
> official upstream production version of the 2.x series. What use case
> requires 2.6 and cannot move to 2.7 ?

Testing code against 2.6 (among others), because it's intended to run on a
wide range of platforms, and one wants to make as few assumptions as
possible about what Python version(s) the end user might have installed.
Some distros lag *way* behind in versions of various things, including

If the folks had their way, all 2.x versions would be
eradicated, but there were too many pitchforks at the gates to let that
happen. :-)

Fred Wright

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