[U-Boot-Custodians] [U-Boot] [RFC] Minimum Python 3 version?

Vagrant Cascadian vagrant at debian.org
Fri Sep 27 21:57:33 UTC 2019

On 2019-09-27, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> On 9/27/19 6:36 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>>> I'm currently kicking test.py to use Python 3 instead of Python 2.7 and
>>> seeing places where it would (seemingly) be nice to be able to say that
>>> we have Python 3.6 as our minimum version.  To do this however we'll
>>> have to tell people using older LTS distributions that they need to
>>> figure out the best way for them to install a newer Python is, if they
>>> want to run tests at least.
>>> So, does anyone object to saying that for everything that uses Python to
>>> work, Python 3.6 or newer is needed, and for more common tools we'll
>>> make best-effort to support older?
>> That makes sense to me, the el8 distros (RHEL, CentOS etc) have 3.6
>> and el7 has 3.6 available by means, Fedora is at least 3.6 everywhere
>> for current releases so I don't think we should have any issues.
> Debian Stretch has Python 3.4.2.
> End of life in 2020, end of long term support in 2022
> Debian Buster has Python 3.7.3
> End of life in 2022.
> I would not expect expect Debian Stretch moving to current U-Boot. So
> requiring Python 3.6 to build current U-Boot seems ok for Debian.

Python 3.6+ seems good to me, yes. Not planning on backporting anything
new to older Debian releases.

Thanks for working on the update to python3!

live well,
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