[openstack-dev] Dropping support for 3.2 in a bunch of upstream projects

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Thu Oct 22 21:18:01 UTC 2015

Hi, so pip 8 is going to drop support for Python 3.2; setuptools 19
will drop support for it too.

This implies either pinning pip and setuptools in CI, or dropping
support for 3.2 in things where CI depends on those tools.

I know we don't specifically test or support 3.2 in OpenStack things
... but since we're a fairly big community of users of things I (help)
maintain, I thought I'd check and see whether folk here have a need
for 3.2 support - in higher level things.

So... I'm sending this email to poll for folk that *need* support for
3.2, to see how widespread the impact of dropping support would be.
(Obviously users can pin versions of the libraries that drop 3.2 - the
older releases will still be on PyPI... )

If there isn't a hue and cry about this then I think it will make
sense to drop support for Python 3.2 in mock, testtools, fixtures,
testrepository, testscenarios, testresources, unittest2, traceback2
and linecache2 - generally everything :)


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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