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Re: the upcoming Great Python2 Purge™

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: the upcoming Great Python2 Purge™
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:07:08 +0100
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Hi Konrad,

>> Konrad, going forward it might be reasonable to keep copies of required
>> Python 2 packages in your channel.  We aren’t going to remove Python 2
>> packages now, but in the future we may not be able to fix unmaintained
>> packages and may have to remove them.
> "My channel" doesn't exist (because I haven't yet found the time to
> figure out how to set up and manage a channel, although it's been on my
> to-do list for a while).

I’d be happy to assist.

> But... how about splitting off *all* of Python 2 and everything that
> depends on it into a separate channel, which would then be maintained
> by a separate team?

Currently this is not feasible, in my opinion, as a lot of packages in
Guix still depend on Python 2 for some reason or the other.  When Python
2 reaches EOL, however, I think this would be a reasonable thing to do.


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