Is adding the py37 subport considered a "minor" change?

Chih-Hsuan Yen yan12125 at
Sun Jul 1 16:17:04 UTC 2018

2018-07-01 7:36 GMT+08:00 Joshua Root <jmr at>:
> On 2018-7-1 05:59 , Chih-Hsuan Yen wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Python 3.7 is out, and I'd like to migrate to that version. As per the
>> guide, non-maintainer updates are allowed for minor changes. Is adding
>> py37 to a Python port considered a minor change? I tried to look for
>> some old talks during the time Python 3.5 and 3.6 were out yet find
>> nothing relevant.
> It's adding a new port. You need a person's permission to list them as
> the maintainer of a port.
> And as always, be sure to check that a new port works right before you
> add it. The new python version is broadly backward-compatible, but there
> are incompatible changes including new keywords. (See py36-readline for
> a an example where just adding a '36' to the portfile didn't result in a
> working port.)
> - Josh

Thank you both very much for the feedback! I think I'll go ahead soon.


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