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Re: the upcoming Great Python2 Purge�?�

From: ng0
Subject: Re: the upcoming Great Python2 Purge�?�
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:54:15 +0000

Konrad Hinsen transcribed 1.2K bytes:
> Hi Ricardo,
> >> "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.
> Thanks! I might come back to that offer when I find at least enough time
> to figure out precisely what information I might be lacking
> (that's meta-lack-of-time).
> >> 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.
> Sounds good, then the only remaining issue is defining a transition
> protocol. What I'd like to avoid is that packages disappear one by one
> from Guix and then have to be dug out one by one from Git history for
> setting up a Python 2 channel.
> More generally, I think it would be useful to collect in some place all
> package definitions that are removed from Guix. For example, a list with
> package names plus the last Guix commit that had the package.
> Konrad.

package number one which will stay on python2: getmail.
In exchanges with the maintainer on their mailinglist
it was made clear that Charles has no intention to
port it to python3, as except for a few minor additions
and fixes, getmail is in maintenance mode.. you get
releases every now and then.

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