[Numpy-discussion] Proposal of timeline for dropping Python 2.7 support

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Thu Nov 9 13:21:43 EST 2017

See Thomas's reply quoted below (it was rejected by the mailing list since
he's not subscribed):

On Nov 9, 2017 01:24, "Thomas Kluyver" <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:

On Thu, Nov 9, 2017, at 08:52 AM, Nathaniel Smith wrote:

On Nov 8, 2017 23:59, "Ralf Gommers" <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:

Regarding http://www.python3statement.org/: I'd say that as long as there
are people who want to spend their energy on the LTS release (contributors
*and* enough maintainer power to review/merge/release), we should not
actively prevent them from doing that.

Yeah, agreed. I don't feel like this is incompatible with the spirit of
python3statement.org, though looking at the text I can see how it's not
clear. My guess is they'd be happy to adjust the text, especially if it
lets them add numpy :-). CC'ing Thomas and Matthias.

Thanks Nathaniel. We have (IMO) left a degree of deliberate ambiguity
around precisely what 'drop support' means, because it's not going to be
the same for all projects. The nature of open source also means that there
can be ambiguity over what 'support' entails and who is considered part of
the project.

I would say that the idea of the statement is compatible with an LTS
release series receiving critical bugfixes beyond 2020, while the main
energy of the project is focused on Py3-only feature releases.

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