[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Thu Oct 15 05:48:11 CEST 2009

Fred Drake wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 11:16 PM, David Cournapeau
> <david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
>> I don't think python 1.5 should be considered - I happen to contribute
>> to scons, which is a build tool in python, and supports all python
>> versions from 1.5.2: the 1.5 requirement is a real downside.
> I hope 1.x isn't a target for any of these projects.  At this point,
> I'd consider support for Python 2.4 to be quite generous on the part
> of the developers.

2.4 is a good number because it is supported on many "enterprise" linux
OS (RHEL 5 for example), and brings things which are quite useful for

> keep in mind that even if something stable is available in 6
> months, it'll be a year or more before adoption becomes widespread
> anyway.

It is just one data point, but when scons started deprecating python <
2.2 sometimes last year, I have not seen anyone complaining on the scons ML.


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