[SciPy-dev] Time to require python 2.4?

Denis Simakov akinoame1 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 01:30:52 CST 2006

Our institute's servers all have Python 2.3 installed.  At the moment
it is not real to persuade admins to upgrade (and upgrade is indeed
difficult as you need to bother a lot of users which have processes
running).  So personally I would very much like to see SciPy
continuing to work on 2.3.


On 12/27/06, Tim Leslie <tim.leslie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'd like to start a discussion to see whether it's time for scipy to
> require Python 2.4. 2.4 has been out for over two years now (released
> in Nov 2004) and there is at least one outstanding patch for scipy
> which requires 2.4[1]. AFAIK there are no major distributions for
> which 2.3 is the default version.
> What do other people think? Are there any plans to make 2.4 a
> requirement in the near future? Are there many people who still use
> 2.3? Is this something that might be considered for the next release?
> Cheers,
> Tim
> [1] http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy/ticket/196

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