[Python-Dev] Anyone still using Python 2.5?
jwzxgo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 14:31:25 CET 2011
I am still working on projects based on Python2.4 in commercial
environments (limitation of OS: Solaris 5.10). And I don't think this will
be changed soon..
2011/12/21 Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>
> On 21 Dec 2011, at 12:42, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> > On Dec 21, 2011, at 07:16 AM, Chris Withers wrote:
> >> What's the general consensus on supporting Python 2.5 nowadays?
> > FWIW, Ubuntu dropped 2.5 quite a while ago. The next LTS (long term
> > release in April 2012 will have only Python 2.7 (and 3.2). The currently
> > in-development next Debian release currently has only Python 2.6, 2.7,
> and 3.2
> > with 2.7 as the default.
> > For my own code, Python 2.6 is the minimum, and I'm seeing more upstream
> > libraries target 2.6 as a minimum also (e.g. dbus-python). When
> projects say
> > they still need to target older Pythons, RHEL support is usually cited
> as the
> > reason.
> For "production work" I've been on 2.6 for a while and will soon be
> switching to 2.7 (I do my development on 2.7).
> For my libraries I'm still supporting 2.4. The *major* syntax feature you
> lose by targeting 2.4 is the with statement, so it will be nice to drop 2.4
> support. The next releases of mock and unittest2 will still support 2.4,
> but the ones after that will be 2.5+.
> Thankfully tox makes testing across multiple versions (and
> implementations) easy.
> All the best,
> Michael Foord
> > Cheers,
> > -Barry
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