Changes between Version 10 and Version 12 of Ticket #1658


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2012-03-26T04:19:24Z (9 years ago)
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zooko
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  • Ticket #1658 – Description

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    55|| [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntu Ubuntu]    || 8.10 || 2008-10-30  || 10.04 LTS  || 2010-04-29  || 2.6  || || will be 12.04 precise ||2.7.2 ||
    66||=[http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=debian Debian]   =||=5.0 =||=2009-02-15 =||=6.0       =||=2011-02-06 =||=2.6 =||= =||=unstable sid will be 7.0 =||=2.7.2 =||
    7 || [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=freebsd FreeBSD]  || 7.2  || 2009-05-04  || 7.1        || 2009-01-05  || 2.5  || but upgrading is supposed to be pretty safe within the same major series (7.x) and 7.3 (2010-03-23) has Python 2.6  ||10 CURRENT ||2.7.2 ||
    87||=[http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=redhat RedHat]   =||=5.7 =||=2011-07-21 =||=5.7       =||=2011-07-21 =||=2.4 =||= I'm told that people tend to install their own newer version of Python when they want to use newer Python programs on older RHEL  =||=(current, not next) 6.2 =||=2.6.6 =||
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    109Among other benefits, dropping support for Pythons older than 2.6 would allow us to remove the [source:git/src/allmydata/_auto_deps.py?annotate=blame&rev=76e7f0ad4b0d109a9a92e451ac9b3c9e8a827eb0#L15 dependency on simplejson] and the (complex imperatively decided) [source:git/src/allmydata/_auto_deps.py?annotate=blame&rev=76e7f0ad4b0d109a9a92e451ac9b3c9e8a827eb0#L92 dependency on pysqlite].
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     11See comment:11 -- apparently Python ≥ 2.6 is already ubiquitous in the *BSD world.
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    1213[*] that is, the oldest OS version supported by the OS distributors and still receiving security patches.