[Python-Dev] Migrating to Python 3: the python 3 install issue
victor.stinner at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 19:05:53 EDT 2015
(grr, again i sent a draft by mistake, sorry about that)
Fedora 23 (scheduled for the end of this month) will only come with
python3 (/usr/bin/python3), no python2 (nor python), *in the base
system*. Obviously, it will be possible to install Python 2 to install
applications not compatible with Python 3 yet.
Ubuntu is also working on a similar change. I don't know when it will happen.
2015-10-03 0:55 GMT+02:00 Brett Cannon <brett at python.org>:
> Thanks for the info, Terry! Glad people are realizing that Python 3 is now
> available widely enough that applications can seriously consider dropping
> Python 2 support now. I still think 2016 is going to see this happen more
> and more once the Linux distros make their switches to Python 3.
> On Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at 15:16 Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>> On python-list, Chris Warrick reported (thread title):
>> "The Nikola project is deprecating Python 2.7 (+2.x/3.x user survey
>> results)" This is for the November release, with 2.7 dropped in the
>> next version next year. (Nikola is a cross-platform unicode-based app
>> for building static websites and blogs from user-written templates and
>> (marked-up) text files. https://getnikola.com/ )
>> Since users do not write code to use Nikola, the survey was about
>> installation of Python 3. At present, 1/2 have 3.x only, 1/3 2.x only,
>> and 1/6 both. (So much for 'nobody uses 3.x for real work'.) Most of
>> the 2.x only people are able and willing to install 3.x.
>> When Stefan Behnel asked why they did not drop the hard-to-maintain 2.7
>> version once they ported to 3.3, Chris answered
>> > We did it now because it all started with frustration with 2.7 .
>> > Also, doing it back in 2012/2013 would be problematic, because back
>> > then not all Linux distros had an easily installable Python 3 stack
>> > (and RHEL 7 still doesn’t have one in the default repos)
>> > :
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