[openstack-dev] Deprecation of Python 2.6 CI Testing

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Tue Nov 25 20:51:13 UTC 2014

Just a reminder, the deprecation of the 2.6 python testing is planned
for the 30th of November,


On 10/24/2014 02:31 AM, Clark Boylan wrote:
> Hello,
> At the Atlanta summit there was a session on removing python2.6
> testing/support from the OpenStack Kilo release [0]. The Infra team is
> working on enacting this change in the near future.
> The way that this will work is python26 jobs will be removed from
> running on master and feature branches of projects that have
> stable/icehouse and/or stable/juno branches. The python26 jobs will
> still continue to run against the stable branches. Any project that is a
> library consumed by stable releases but does not have stable branches
> will have python26 run against that project's master branch. This is
> necessary to ensure we don't break backward compatibility with stable
> releases.
> This essentially boils down to: no python26 jobs against server project
> master branches, but python26 jobs continue to run against stable
> branches. Python-*client and oslo projects[1] will continue to have
> python26 jobs run against their master branches. All other projects will
> have python26 jobs completely removed (including stackforge).
> If you are a project slated to have python26 removed and would prefer to
> continue testing python26 that is doable, but we ask that you propose a
> change atop the removal change [2] that adds python26 back to your
> project. This way it is clear through git history and review that this
> is a desired state. Also, this serves as a warning to the future where
> we will drop all python26 jobs when stable/juno is no longer supported.
> At that point we will stop building slaves capable of running python26
> jobs.
> Rough timeline for making these changes is early next week for OpenStack
> projects. Then at the end of November (November 30th) we will make the 
> changes to stackforge. This should give us plenty of time to work out 
> which stackforge projects wish to continue testing python26.
> [0] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/juno-cross-project-future-of-python
> [1]
> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2014-October/048999.html
> [2] https://review.openstack.org/129434
> Let me or the Infra team know if you have any questions,
> Clark
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