Re: python 2.3
On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 06:27:13PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-12-28 at 18:14 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > What about users who are depending on Python 2.3? Do they just lose?
> > Users who depend on obsolete software always lose when the bar moves. I
> > don't find that a compelling reason to keep python2.3 around for another
> > release cycle, when it's going to be dropped later anyway.
> It seems to me that there if we think there is a reason to have more
> than one version of python *at all*, then we owe our users the same
> consideration we offer other developers.
> That is, if the reason for having multiple versions is to accommodate
> programs that work with one but not the other and to assist in
> transitioning, surely we owe the same help to users who may have their
> own programs?
Users get a minimum one year of security support after the release of a new
stable version of Debian during which to transition any local software to
current versions of the packages we ship.
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.