I think Ned's concerns are real, and the sunset-python-2 page could use some wordsmithing to explain that even though support ends on Jan 1, there will be a wrap-up release some time after that, but it won't incorporate any changes made or proposed after Jan 1.
Another place where that document could be improved is in
clarifying the different uses of the word "volunteers". For me,
that's the most confusing part as I was reading it. As near as I
can tell, these are different groups, or at least largely
Unfortunately I'm heading out of town and don't have time to help clean this up.
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 commentThis 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.
-JackiePSF Board of Directors
On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 4:20 PM Tal Einat <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 10:03 PM Ned Batchelder <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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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