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Re: Distributions upgrading to Python 3

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: Distributions upgrading to Python 3
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:52:20 -0700

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 2:50 AM, Valentin Villenave
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 2:38 AM, Patrick McCarty <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Arch Linux will be migrating to Python 3 very soon, and I'm trying to
>> figure out what to do with regard to LilyPond's build system.  I don't
>> know if Arch Linux is the first distribution upgrading to Python 3,
>> but this migration will be happening any day now.
> I'm not sure if you're subscribed to Arch mailing lists, but it seems
> to be causing a bloody mess amongst users and contributors. (I'm not
> following Arch's ML, but the same situation is happening on Frugalware
> MLs). I *highly* doubt any other distro (especially mainstream
> distros, not even Fedora) will consider migrating anytime soon.

It's not really creating much controversy yet, but as with everything,
once python3 and all of the rebuilds hit the main repos (today or
tomorrow), there will probably be mass confusion.  :P

Here is the new "announcement draft" thread from today:


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