Python min version bumped from 2.4+ to 2.5+
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Tue Aug 30 13:38:08 UTC 2011
Greg Larkin wrote on 30.08.2011 17:05:
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> Hi Martin,
> I have a question about a commit you made in February 2011:
> Part of the commit changed:
> USE_PYTHON= 2.4+
> USE_PYTHON= 2.5+
> Was there a specific reason for doing so? I am running various
> tinderbox builds to check on port usage of the USE_PYTHON variable, and
> I noticed that devel/py-setuptools no longer builds if Python 2.4 is
> I'd like to restore that capability, but before I send a PR, I wanted to
> check with you first.
> Thank you,
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I'm sorry for sail in, but i think that the reason is that python24 is
reached it's EOL long time ago. Actually the only supported python
releases atm according to python.org are - 2.7.2 and 3.2.1, and
developers highly encourages the users to move to this versions.
2.5 and 2.6 are in security-fix-only mode, there will be no ANY releases
for this branches after October 2011 and October 2013 respectively,
while 2.4 does not get security-fixes even.
There is also this answer from Martin in this pr:
python24 goes to the end of month, this port is on the todo for removal
Tinderboxing kills... the drives.
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