[docs] Python2orPython3 sites dormant modules as a reason not to move to Python3

Georg Brandl georg at python.org
Sun Oct 6 09:08:07 CEST 2013

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Am 29.09.2013 16:38, schrieb Christian Clauss:
> Also the gevent link should be updated to point to http://gevent.org
> Sent from my iPad
> On Sep 29, 2013, at 16:30, Christian Clauss <cclauss at bluewin.ch 
> <mailto:cclauss at bluewin.ch>> wrote:
>> https://wiki.python.org/moin/Python2orPython3 currently says:
>> "Popular modules that don't yet support Python 3 include Twisted 
>> <http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/wiki> (for networking and other 
>> applications), gevent <http://code.google.com/p/gevent/> (like Twisted,
>> but different), and PIL <http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/> (for
>> processing images)."
>> But this obscures the reality that gevent and PIL are *both dormant*.
>> There have been no gevent updates posted to pypi for more than a year.
>> There have been no PIL updates in *4 years* and the "friendly" fork named
>> "Pillow" does support both Python 2 and 3 with similar or improved
>> functionality.  The Twisted community has work to do to but is already on
>> a path to Python 3 compatibility.    Pillow:
>> https://pypi.python.org/pypi/Pillow/2.1.0
>> Python2or3 also says: "For creating GUI applications Python 3 [...] has
>> been supported by PyQt4 <https://wiki.python.org/moin/PyQt4> almost from
>> the day Python 3 was released."
>> This will push potential users to the older PyQT4 instead of the more
>> modern *PyQT5*. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/PyQt5/5.0.1
>> Thanks for listening!  CCC
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