[Python-Dev] Goodbye

darren at ontrenet.com darren at ontrenet.com
Fri Sep 24 01:12:47 CEST 2010

So if there turns out to be a major security hole or sever bug in 2.7,
then it shouldn't be filed against 2.7? and fixed in a 2.7.x sort of
In that case, would you just suggest everyone using 2.7 to jump to 3.x?

As long as a 2.x version is supported, filing bugs, branching and even 
releasing critical updates is, although rare, a fact of life.

On Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:06:29 -0400, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 9/23/2010 6:17 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 5:50 AM, Georg Brandl<g.brandl at gmx.net>  wrote:
>>>> Setting Versions properly helps anyone searching for issues relevant
>>>> a particular version. If having a field set properly does not matter,
>>>> then is should not be there. Are you suggesting that Versions be
>>>> deleted?
>>> ISTM that the "versions" field is not very useful if the other fields
>>> are
>>> filled accurately.
>> It's useful for bug reports to flag affected versions. We should
>> probably just *not set it* for feature requests, though.
> Now that 2.7 is out, so that feature requests can only be for a future 
> 3.x, I would actually like the tracker to restrict the allowed values 
> for non-doc feature requests either to 3.2/3.3 or to Not Applicable or 
> whatever. It is a nuisance that people can still file such for 2.7, for 
> instance.

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