[openstack-dev] [all] Status of the OpenStack port to Python 3
doug at doughellmann.com
Fri Jun 24 15:51:26 UTC 2016
Excerpts from Daniel P. Berrange's message of 2016-06-24 09:25:35 +0100:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 11:04:28PM +0200, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> > On 06/23/2016 06:11 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> > > I'd like for the community to set a goal for Ocata to have Python
> > > 3 functional tests running for all projects.
> > >
> > > As Tony points out, it's a bit late to have this as a priority for
> > > Newton, though work can and should continue. But given how close
> > > we are to having the initial phase of the port done (thanks Victor!),
> > > and how far we are from discussions of priorities for Ocata, it
> > > seems very reasonable to set a community-wide goal for our next
> > > release cycle.
> > >
> > > Thoughts?
> > >
> > > Doug
> > +1
> > Just think about it for a while. If we get Nova to work with Py3, and
> > everything else is working, including all functional tests in Tempest,
> > then after Otaca, we could even start to *REMOVE* Py2 support after
> > Otaca+1. That would be really awesome to stop all the compat layer
> > madness and use the new features available in Py3.
> Please lets not derail discussions about completing Py3 support by
> opening up the can of worms wrt dropping Py2.
> Lets get the Py3 support completed and in the hands of users and
> proven acceptable before we talk about dropping support for the python
> platform that every single deployment runs on today.
Let's take this one step at a time. Those steps are big and take
time, during which a lot of other things may change. When we're
ready to claim full support for Python 3, then we'll look at the
current support ecosystem and discuss dropping support for 2.
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