On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 12:24 PM Aaron Bauman <b...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 01:29:46PM +0200, Thomas Deutschmann wrote:
> > On 2020-06-20 12:07, Michał Górny wrote:
> > >> Al least, python2  is not on your list.
> > >>
> > >> Be first into the future by masking this stuff and
> > >> Last out of the past by leaving up to users to decide.
> > >> It could stay in the tree, masked, as long as python2.
> > >>
> > >
> > > Do you really think it'd be better to last rite a 1000 packages
> > > simultaneously?
> >
> > What's the purpose of this at all?
> >
> > dev-lang/python:2.7 won't go away that soon.
> >
> > Removing perfectly working and up-to-date software which is in
> > maintenance-only mode like net-mail/offlineimap is just not user-friendly.
> >
> > It doesn't even has deps on other Python packages blocking your cleanup
> > delusion.
> >
> Thomas, unfortunately, I am shocked at your choice of words here. I
> think it is reasonable that any developer would understand a lack
> of forward momentum in removing Py2 only packages only drives
> stagnation.
> If you have a more effective method to doing so, I am open to
> suggestions.

Between the disagreements about whether a package should be masked,
the length of time the last rites period should be, and the steps
required to disband a project, I think there's been enough pushback
that it's necessary to change how you approach these projects.

Please start by using the standard 30-day last rites period. It's a
simple thing and whether the packages are in tree for an additional 16
days should not affect any of your work.

> re: net-mail/offlineimap... there are alternatives.

Removing python2_7 support from the tree is a valuable goal, but
offlineimap is widely used and blocks no further work. It can easily
remain in the tree after all other python2_7 support is gone.

This is not a hill worth dying on.

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