FreeBSD Port: python27-2.7.0_1
wenheping at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 07:36:59 UTC 2010
I think we shall update python2.7 as PYTHON_DEFAULT_VERSION
at least after python-2.7.1 and FreeBSD-8.2 release.
2010/11/14 John Hein <jhein at symmetricom.com>:
> John Hein wrote at 15:55 MDT on Oct 30, 2010:
> > Maxim Khitrov wrote at 15:42 -0400 on Oct 30, 2010:
> > > On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Sylvain Garrigues <sylgar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I am using FreeBSD 8.1 and I would like to know the reasons
> > > > why it has been decided that the default Python installation
> > > > is 2.6 and not 2.7.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > > Add "PYTHON_DEFAULT_VERSION=python2.7" to /etc/make.conf.
> To answer Sylvain's original query, 2.7 is fairly new still. When a
> sufficent amount of testing has occurred that indicates 2.7 has no
> regressions, then someone will throw the switch. Of course, what
> constitutes a sufficient amount of testing is somewhat subjective. So
> the more use it gets by early adopters (such as yourself presumably),
> the higher the confidence in being able to update the default.
> I've been using python27 for a couple months now without any problems.
> To help get the default switched from 2.6 to 2.7, request it and
> report any successes (and problems) here and/or submit PRs.
> A search in the PR database for python27 doesn't turn up any
> significant problems.
> It will also probably require at least one full ports test build. I
> don't know if one has been requested.
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