[Python-Dev] Python 2.7 -- bugfix or security before EOL?
benjamin at python.org
Mon Mar 12 02:24:41 EDT 2018
Sounds good to me. I've updated the PEP to say 2.7 is completely dead on Jan 1 2020. The final release may not literally be on January 1st, but we certainly don't want to support 2.7 through all of 2020.
On Sat, Mar 10, 2018, at 18:54, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Let's not play games with semantics. The way I see the situation for 2.7 is
> that EOL is January 1st, 2020, and there will be no updates, not even
> source-only security patches, after that date. Support (from the core devs,
> the PSF, and python.org) stops completely on that date. If you want support
> for 2.7 beyond that day you will have to pay a commercial vendor. Of course
> it's open source so people are also welcome to fork it. But the core devs
> have toiled long enough, and the 2020 EOL date (an extension from the
> originally annouced 2015 EOL!) was announced with sufficient lead time and
> fanfare that I don't feel bad about stopping to support it at all.
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 5:36 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> > On 3/10/2018 4:59 PM, Michael Scott Cuthbert wrote:
> >> I notice on https://devguide.python.org that Python 3.5 is in “security”
> >> status with an EOL of 2020-09-13 but Python 2.7 is in “bugfix” and has a
> >> likely earlier EOL.
> > There is no relation between the two, or between 2.7 and any other
> > version. 2.7 is a completely special case.
> > Will there be a period where Py2.7 is in security-only status before
> >> hitting EOL?
> > https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373 gives the public status. When
> > Benjamin Peterson want to add something, he will.
> > Already, the main emphasis is on security, build, and test infrastructure
> > fixes. Backporting bug and doc fixes is at developer discretion.
> > Even if the EOL is set at the last possible date of 2020-12-31,
> > Benjamin Peterson will decide when he decides. He has not yet announced a
> > date for a 2018 release.
> > People have mostly proposed either Jan 1 or sometime late spring related
> > to PyCon. If you want something definite for your own planning, I
> > recommend that you assume Jan 1.
> > it still is in the time period before EOL that other recent versions have
> >> gone to security only.
> > Again, not relevant.
> > You might want to read http://python3statement.org/.
> > Some major projects (like Django, I believe) have already put their last
> > 2.x compatible version into bug-fix only mode and expect to stop patching
> > it before 2020.
> > --
> > Terry Jan Reedy
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