Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:
On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:48 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin <at> v.loewis.de>
I'd like to tighten PEP 11 Opinions?
I would prefer to be guided by vendor EOL dates rather than our own arbitrary 10 year limit. The EOL guide I would suggest is "Is the vendor still fixing bugs in that release?".
Since the "Is the vendor still patching it?" guideline gives the "right" answer for the 3 systems mentioned in this thread, it will likely do a better job of covering anomalies like XP than a flat year limit would.
I think Nick has a point.
If the vendor is willing to patch/support said version, then I think it would be worthwhile for the Python community to provide support
EOL dates of prominent Linux distribution :
RHEL: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/ Ubuntu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu_releases#Version_timeline (http://www.ubuntu.com/products/ubuntu/release-cycle seems to be down) SuSe http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/
I do foresee a possible side-effect regarding Fedora as "maintained for approximately 13 months", because "Release X is supported until one month after the release of Release X+2."
Considering the nature of the Fedora project, dropping unsupported fedora distributions may or may not be helpful for Pyhton and it's users.
Also, it is not clear what to do about distributions/OSs without any official EOL or life cycles.