[Python-Dev] Anyone still using Python 2.5?

Charles Cazabon charlesc-lists-python-dev2 at pyropus.ca
Wed Dec 21 14:35:34 CET 2011

Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> On 21 Dec 2011, at 12:42, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> > 
> > FWIW, Ubuntu dropped 2.5 quite a while ago.  The next LTS (long term
> > support) release in April 2012 will have only Python 2.7 (and 3.2). 

True, but 2.5 is still current on Hardy, an LTS release that is officially
supported until April 2013.  Lots of places still use 2.5 on Hardy (or on
Lucid, the LTS release after Hardy, though they have to get it from the
deadsnakes repository as its not the normal version on Lucid).  

My workplace uses 2.5 for a lot of things, but is slowly transitioning to 2.6.

> 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.

My own personal software generally tries to stay compatible further back.
getmail is used on lots of little network appliances and such that don't
necessarily run a current OS, so getmail v4 targets 2.3.3 and up.
If I'm writing something new today, I usually assume 2.6 and up.

Charles Cazabon
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