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On 2014-01-19, 03:58 GMT, you wrote:
But that doesn't stop other parties – Red Hat, ActiveState, etc. – doing so for whatever customers are still interested in compensating them for their work.
a) necessary disclaimer: I AM not speaking for my employer, just words out of my ass. b) The point which is overlooked here, that people promoting python 2.8 are not speaking for STABILITY in the sense RHEL is stable. They want further DEVELOPMENT and CHANGES of Python to improve and react to the changed circumstances.
That is not, as far as I understand it, the business Red Hat is in. Our customers ask us to support Python 2.7.* (or 2.6.* for RHEL-6, and 2.4.* for RHEL-5) with API UNCHANGED as it is now so that their applications developed now for RHEL 7 (or RHEL 6, 5, etc.) are running UNCHANGED. They are usually NOT interested in further development and changing Python API. So, I don't see us as rooting for the further development of Python 2.* API.