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.