[openstack-dev] [Fuel] Dropping Python-2.6 support

Przemyslaw Kaminski pkaminski at mirantis.com
Tue Jan 13 09:51:25 UTC 2015

For example


"All official maintenance for Python 2.6, including security patches,
has ended."


Especially the SSL stuff is interesting



On 01/13/2015 08:39 AM, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
> On 01/12/2015 03:55 PM, Roman Prykhodchenko wrote:
>> Folks,
>> as it was planned and then announced at the OpenStack summit
>> OpenStack services deprecated Python-2.6 support. At the moment
>> several services and libraries are already only compatible with
>> Python>=2.7. And there is no common sense in trying to get back
>> compatibility with Py2.6 because OpenStack infra does not run
>> tests for that version of Python.
>> The point of this email is that some components of Fuel, say,
>> Nailgun and Fuel Client are still only tested with Python-2.6.
>> Fuel Client in it’s turn is about to use OpenStack CI’s
>> python-jobs for running unit tests. That means that in order to
>> make it compatible with Py2.6 there is a need to run a separate
>> python job in FuelCI.
>> However, I believe that forcing the things being compatible with
>> 2.6 when the rest of ecosystem decided not to go with it and when
>> Py2.7 is already available in the main CentOS repo sounds like a
>> battle with the common sense. So my proposal is to drop 2.6
>> support in Fuel-6.1.
> While I come from the lands where being bleeding edge is preferred,
> I ask myself (as not programmer) one thing: what does 2.7 provide
> that you cannot easily achieve in 2.6?
> Regards, Bartłomiej
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