[openstack-dev] [all] Time to remove Python2.6 jobs from master

Matt Riedemann mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Jul 13 13:52:37 UTC 2015

On 7/13/2015 6:57 AM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2015-07-13 10:08:16 +0200 (+0200), Ihar Hrachyshka wrote:
>> clients and oslo libraries still maintain their py26 for a reason:
>> decision to drop py26 was for server projects only.
> Yes, that decision was made at a time when our server projects had
> stable branches, but our clients and shared libraries did not. My
> recollection is that "server projects only" was a proxy for "only
> projects with stable branches." Now that we have stable branches of,
> say, python-novaclient where we can backport juno-relevant security
> fixes, people on 2.6-only platforms who want to install and run
> python-novaclient from PyPI can use the stable/juno version (though
> I'll admit that finding which version works with 2.6 may be a tricky
> proposition for a consumer who is unaware of this situation).

Taking python-novaclient as an example, there is still a gating py26 job 
on that project, so it still works.

If/when we drop py26 support for a client, we could tag that commit and 
then people wanting to use the client on py26 could build a package from 
before that tag and then lay down whatever other patches they needed.

Tempest is already sort of doing some things like this with tagging 
milestones due to the branchless nature of Tempest, so it seems the same 
idea could be carried over to the clients in cases like this.



Matt Riedemann

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