[Mailman-Users] Now that Python 2 is dead

Stephen J. Turnbull turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp
Sat Apr 13 02:09:04 EDT 2019

Matthew Goebel writes:

 > Won't redhat just apply/support fixes provided the software vendor?

For RHEL, no, they'll do a lot more than that if it's covered by the
support contract.  That's the business model: if they were just
providing the integration testing, Centos would eat their lunch.

 > If something comes up with python how likely are they to build
 > their own fix?

>From complaints I've seen on Fedora lists, and the behavior of Red Hat
people on Python dev lists, I'd say if it's security, quite likely.
Otherwise, depends on how many/how important the affected customers
are.  I'd guess it's very unlikely that something they'd consider
worth fixing would arise.

Kudos to Dimitri for pointing to the Red Hat policy in his parallel


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