[Python-Dev] Goodbye

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Sep 24 02:31:29 CEST 2010

On 9/23/2010 7:12 PM, darren at ontrenet.com wrote:
> 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
> branch?
> 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.

I am not sure who or what you are responding to. The below is based on 
the fact the 2.7 is now closed to *new features* and will be as long as 
the CPython pydev group maintains it. In another post I said that the 
Versions field is needed for *bugs* as long as we are maintaining 2.7, 
which will be for several years, because there are and will continue to 
be 2.7 and 3.x specific bugs.

If you want *new features*, then yes, you need to jump to 3.x. Otherwise 
you can relax, and perhaps contribute to 2.7 bug fixes if you want.

>> 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.

Terry Jan Reedy

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