[IPython-dev] Dropping 2.4 support
Tue Aug 25 15:05:48 CDT 2009
On 22-Aug-09, at 6:29 AM, David Warde-Farley wrote:
> Just my 2c, which should be worth an awful lot less than 2c given that
> I've contributed approximately 5 lines to IPython: given how common it
> is as a cluster computing environment, and how one of the most
> compelling use cases of IPython is cluster parallelism, RHEL should
> count for a lot IMHO.
> I personally usually build my own Python and libraries and get them
> installed in /opt, but for less savvy users... Maybe freezing an 0.10
> branch in bugfix only mode and clearly indicating RHEL/py2.4 users
> should use 0.10.x?
Fernando, Brian, Gael and I had a conversation a few nights ago in
person and for the sake of documenting it I promised I'd recount it
Basically, since Red Hat isn't shipping recent versions of IPython or
any of the scientific toolstack it becomes increasingly unlikely that
people are using the stock distribution Python but are building the
whole stack from source but are unwilling to build a new Python as
well. Freezing 0.10 as a stable endpoint for 2.4 users is likely a
more than reasonable compromise.
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