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Re: Python 3.6 in stretch

On 08.01.2017 17:27, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 08, 2017 at 04:58:01PM +0100, Galbo Branbert wrote:
>> I couldn't find any official statement if Python 3.6 will be the default
>> interpreter in stretch (as it was the current stable when the soft freeze
>> happened it should be, right?)
> Python 3.6 was released 23 December. The stretch transition freeze was
> on 5 November, a month and a half earlier. Upgrading the default
> Python 3 from 3.5 to 3.6 is a transition, and given the number of
> Python packges, it's likely to be a large on. What's more, Python 3.6
> isn't even in experimental yet, so it seems to me that it's way past
> the time when switching to it would be appropriate. After all, the
> point is not to sneak in a new version at the latest possible moment,
> but instead make sure whatever version of Python is in stretch, and
> all the packages that use it, work very well
> It'd be nice to have the newest of the newest of everything in a
> Debian stable release. That seems to be incompatible with actually
> making a stable release.
> This time, us Python users need to compromise and make do with a
> slighly older version of Python. It's not too bad.

It would be easy to include python3.6 itself, however the real issues are
getting all third party python packages working with 3.6.  So no, this is not
going to happen.  Instead I hope we'll see the soon to be released 3.5.3 in stretch.


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