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Re: Python 3 support

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Python 3 support
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:24:58 +0100
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Julien Rioux <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:33 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I was of the opinion that GUB already uses Python 2.6?
> GUB master at (the current "official" home)
> definitely does not use python 2.6. It ships python 2.4.5

Oh.  I thought we had moved back to:

> If you are using GUB master at then it
> does use python 2.6, but it lacks the fix for python's hashlib module,
> which then fails to import at run time. I added that fix and a couple
> others in the previously mentioned pull request.

> (BTW moving GUB to a user-agnostic home such as

> would make sense to avoid such confusion.  After Jan went mostly
> inactive, Graham took over as the "official" home, but he is now
> himself going into inactivity)

Should we try asking Savannah, either non-GNU or GNU?  How much work
would it be to meet Savannah's licensing/guideline restrictions
regarding binary blobs and stuff?  How many of those are

If there are technically unavoidable obstacles, the special strategical
significance of GUB might still make it possible to negotiate about the
hosting with Richard Stallman, currently the ultimate decision maker.

I think that cross-platform support is currently troublesome for enough
projects that the "compile under GNU/Linux, provide everywhere" approach
of GUB would mean a significant concentration of efforts for other GNU
projects as well.

David Kastrup

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