I think it’s fine to say that Python 2 EOL is on January 1, 2020. That doesn’t preclude a Contractual Obligation release in April. There’s precedence in the last Python 1 (1.6.1) release!
On Sep 10, 2019, at 14:09, Jacqueline Kazil firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
RE: Ned's comments -- That is the same reaction I had when I read through this thread.
RE: Tal's comment - I could see this making sense as an explanation.
RE: Guido's comment This makes me think that April 2020 is not a thing. And if Ben is supporting solo, then can people email him directly with issues? 😂😂😂
On a serious note... I would like clarification, so we (dev community and PSF) have a shared understanding of the direction and are sending the same messaging.
-Jackie PSF Board of Directors
I'm not looking forward to answering questions from the public about why the PSF is writing dire and specific warnings like "We have decided that January 1, 2020, will be the day that we sunset Python 2," while the core devs are planning a release four months after that. It won't help Python's credibility, and may convince some people that they don't have to take the date seriously..
To me it seems pretty clear: On Jan 1st 2020, the 2.7.x branch will no longer receive fixes for any *new* bugs or security issues, nor other improvements. I would expect that be the time of the code freeze for the first release candidate, not the time of the final release. While we will still fix issues *introduced in 2.7.18 since 2.7.17* before the final 2.7.18 release, we won't address any other bugs or security issues and won't backport anything *new* from 3.x. (I may have some details not exactly correct here, but I hope the gist is correct.)
I'm sure the wording could be improved, but generally this seems entirely reasonable to me.
- Tal Einat
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