[Numpy-discussion] Dropping support for Python 2.4 in NumPy 1.8
shish at keba.be
Thu Jun 28 10:44:54 EDT 2012
2012/6/28 David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com>
> Hi Travis,
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis at continuum.io>
> > Hey all,
> > I'd like to propose dropping support for Python 2.4 in NumPy 1.8 (not
> the 1.7 release). What does everyone think of that?
> I think it would depend on 1.7 state. I am unwilling to drop support
> for 2.4 in 1.8 unless we make 1.7 a LTS, that would be supported up to
> 2014 Q1 (when RHEL5 stops getting security fixes - RHEL 5 is the one
> platform that warrants supporting 2.4 IMO)
> In my mind, it means 1.7 needs to be stable. Ondrej (and others) work
> to make sure we break neither API or ABI since a few releases would
> help achieving that.
As a user stuck with Python 2.4 for an undefined period of time, I would
definitely appreciate a long-term support release that would retain Python
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