[Mailman-Users] Mailman 3 Ready?

Jim Popovitch jimpop at domainmail.org
Mon Nov 25 11:06:23 EST 2019

On Mon, 2019-11-25 at 16:59 +0100, Johannes Rohr wrote:
> Am Mo., 25. Nov. 2019 um 16:47 Uhr schrieb Jim Popovitch via Mailman-Users <mailman-users at python.org>:
> > On Mon, 2019-11-25 at 10:17 -0500, Matthew Pounsett wrote:
> > > Is there a timeline for that?  Mailman 2.x requires python 2.x, which is
> > > EOL in about 40 days.  
> > 
> > I keep saying this a lot... the EOL you are referring to is Python's
> > declared date that the Python team will no longer maintain Python2.
> > HOWEVER, Redhat, Debian, etc., *will* still be maintaining Python2
> > throughout the lifecycles of their releases that contain Python2.   So,
> > for Debian 10 (Buster) that is well past 2022 (which is the LTS end-data 
> > for Debian 9).
> Python2 is being removed from Debian's next release, Bullseye, though. This already has caused turmoil for the Calibre package and I suppose that they will have to remove mailman 2 also so that it is not going to be in the bullseye release.

Correct, so LTS End-date for Buster (which will be sometime in 2024?)
will be the last of Python2 for Debian.

If you are migrating to Bullseye, then it makes sense to plan for an
application (e.g. Mailman) migration too.  BUT if you are not using
bleeding edge OSes, you don't need to heed the Python fear mongering.

-Jim P.

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