[Numpy-discussion] Dropping support for Python 2.4 in NumPy 1.8

Olivier Delalleau shish@keba...
Thu Jun 28 09:44:54 CDT 2012


2012/6/28 David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>

> Hi Travis,
>
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io>
> wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I'd like to propose dropping support for Python 2.4 in NumPy 1.8 (not
> the 1.7 release).      What does everyone think of that?
>
> I think it would depend on 1.7 state. I am unwilling to drop support
> for 2.4 in 1.8 unless we make 1.7 a LTS, that would be supported up to
> 2014 Q1 (when RHEL5 stops getting security fixes - RHEL 5 is the one
> platform that warrants supporting 2.4 IMO)
>
> In my mind, it means 1.7 needs to be stable. Ondrej (and others) work
> to make sure we break neither API or ABI since a few releases would
> help achieving that.
>
> David
>

As a user stuck with Python 2.4 for an undefined period of time, I would
definitely appreciate a long-term support release that would retain Python
2.4 compatibility.

-=- Olivier
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