[Numpy-discussion] When to stop supporting Python 2.6?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 18:51:37 EST 2015


On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 12:01 AM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov>
> wrote:
>
>> drop 2.6
>>
>> I still don't understand why folks insist that they need to run a (very))
>> old python on an old OS, but need the latest and greatest numpy.
>>
>> Chuck's list was pretty long and compelling.
>>
>> -CHB
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 1:38 AM, Sturla Molden <sturla.molden at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> > As a strawman proposal, how about dropping moving to 2.7 and 3.4
>>> minimum
>>> > supported version next fall, say around numpy 1.12 or 1.13 depending
>>> on how
>>> > the releases go.
>>> >
>>> > I would like to here from the scipy folks first.
>>>
>>
> +1 for dropping Python 2.6, 3.2 and 3.3 after branching 1.11.x. We're
> already behind other projects like ipython, pandas and matplotlib as usual,
> so there really isn't much point in being the only project (together with
> scipy) of the core stack to keep on supporting more or less obsolete Python
> versions.
>

OK, I'll go ahead and add a heads up to the 1.11.0 release notes that
support for Python 2.6, 3.2, and 3.3 will be dropped in 1.12.0

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Chuck
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