[openstack-dev] [all] Status of the OpenStack port to Python 3

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Fri Jun 24 15:10:18 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Amrith Kumar's message of 2016-06-24 10:13:37 +0000:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Doug Hellmann [mailto:doug at doughellmann.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:16 PM
> > To: openstack-dev <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
> > Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [all] Status of the OpenStack port to Python 3
> > 
> [... snip ...]
> > 
> > Let's see what PTLs have to say about planning, but I think if not
> > Ocata then we'd want to set one for the P release. We're running
> > out of supported lifetime for Python 2.7.
> > 
> > Doug
> > 
> Doug, I believe py27 will be supported till end of 2020 but distribution vendors (os people) are not yet deploying py3 as the default.
> Could someone share the best information on when we may see Python3 be the default from the various os distribution providers. The date of 2020 for EOS leads me to believe that we're good until about the U or V release (assuming two per year) but I don't believe that's the correct way to plan for this, yes?

Fedora, Ubuntu, and Gentoo are already defaulting to python3 for all
of their OS tools, so you can have a fully functioning system without

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