25 Jan 2017 25 Jan '17
On Jan 25, 2017, at 07:45 AM, Eric V. Smith wrote:
Channeling Nick, I'd say that LTS support should come from commercial third parties, such as OS vendors. I agree with Antoine: it's not something we want to impose on the core devs. How much fun is 2.7 maintenance?
Which effectively happens anyway, although to varying degrees of activity. If an OS vendor releases a version of Python in their LTS, that's also a commitment to support that for the length of LTS (Python usually being within in the sphere of LTS supported packages, e.g. not everything in Ubuntu is guaranteed support for 5 years of an LTS, just 'main' packages).