[Matplotlib-devel] supported python versions

Eric Firing efiring at hawaii.edu
Mon Sep 28 10:52:23 CEST 2015

On 2015/09/27 10:31 PM, Daniele Nicolodi wrote:
> So why not state that 1.5 and 2.0 are supported on python 2.6 and 3.3?
> I'm missing the point in phasing out support without a reason. It is
> well tested, it works, we are not planning to introduce new
> functionality, but yet we want to drop support for old python versions.
> Why? I fear that the the urge of doing so is driven almost exclusively
> by some guy or another writing a blog post stating that this is what
> projects should do.

For 1.5 it wouldn't matter much.  With luck, there won't be anything 
beyond 1.5.0. For 2.0 it would, because from there we will be trying to 
move forward.  It is easier to do that without having to maintain 
backwards compatibility with old pythons.


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