[Chicago] Anyone using Python 3?

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Wed Jan 1 02:25:55 CET 2014

Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 includes access to the latest stable
versions of the following languages:
Python 3.3, which offers significant improvements in language
consistency, Unicode performance, imports, and distribution of


btw - this thing (not really sure what the proper name of it is - Red
Hat Software Collections is likely it, but that's a lot of words)  is
kinda like virtualenv for linux binaries, and python can be one of
them, which means python and all of its libs can live is there own
thing, which is what virtualenv does too, so it can replace
virtualenv.    This does not mean it should, just passing on what made
me understand it.

back to Python 3 - If anyone wants to spend the day porting something,
we can get some PSF funding to cover pizza and such.  The Pizza parlor
that is basically at the Kedzie blue line stop has a meeting room that
would be perfect place to spend the day.  I can supply power strips :)

On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Brian Curtin <brian at python.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 4:44 PM, David Rock <david at graniteweb.com> wrote:
>> * Nick Bennett <nick at goggl.es> [2013-12-30 20:32]:
>>> I'm speaking unofficially here - I work in sort of legacy systems, running
>>> CentOS with various versions of Python, all less than 2.7. Some of our
>>> servers have Python 2.5, others have 2.6. There's some adherence to what's
>>> in the official repositories for the respective version of CentOS on that
>>> server, which is out of my control and I don't understand anyway.
>> I'm in a similar boat.  I use what's supplied by Red Hat for RHEL (which
>> is the same stuff CentOS uses).  This comes from having accountability
>> for what's on the systems and the need to be able to ask Red Hat for
>> help if something on the system breaks.
>> Until Red Hat supplies python 3, there's no way I'll ever be able to use
>> it.
> http://developerblog.redhat.com/2013/09/12/rhscl1-ga/
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