[Python-Dev] PEP 11: Dropping support for ten year old systems

Floris Bruynooghe flub at devork.be
Tue Dec 7 13:22:29 CET 2010

On 6 December 2010 18:55, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Am 06.12.2010 14:40, schrieb Floris Bruynooghe:
>> On 6 December 2010 09:18, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>>> Also, it is not clear what to do about distributions/OSs
>>>> without any official EOL or life cycles.
>>> Here my proposal stands: 10 years, by default.
>> How about max(EOL, 10years)?  That sounds like it could be a useful guideline.
>> (Personally I'd be sad to see Solaris 8 go in the next few years)
> I guess we'll be sorry, then: under that policy, max(EOL, 10years) comes
> out as "not supported" (not sure whether you were aware of that).

I was :-)
Which is why I said "sad" and not "panic" or something.  I do realise
I'm probably in the minority and that it doesn't justify the burden on
everyone in the Python community.

> We are not going to take the sources of old releases offline.



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