[Python-ideas] Is it Python 3 yet?

Pavol Lisy pavol.lisy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 16:00:59 EST 2017

On 2/7/17, Mike Miller <python-ideas at mgmiller.net> wrote:
> Hmm, agreed.  BTW, I think the current download page is *way* too
> complicated
> for new comers.
> There should be a giant button for the latest 3.x/64 (platform sniffed),
> and below it a more subtle button for the "LTS" 2.X/32.

I am afraid that "LTS" could confuse some people because python has
not standard LTS versions ( PEP-407 is deffered )

I rather propose to add end-of-life info (which is 2020-01-01 for 2.7
and 2021-12-23 for 3.6)

See: https://docs.python.org/devguide/#status-of-python-branches (BTW
link to this table could be useful to add on download page too)

One could probably also want to consider that some packages plan to
drop support for python2 before it's EOL (for example see:
http://www.python3statement.org/ ) but I think that download page has
not to be overcomplicated.

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