On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 3:29 AM Michał Górny <mgo...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> I would like to take this as an opportunity to remind you to port your
> packages to Python 3.7 and 3.8.  According to our timeline [1], packages
> that are not ported by the end of the year are going to be last rited.
>  We would also like to switch to 3.8 in December.
> [1] 
> https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Python/Implementations#Implementation_support_timeline

So, has anybody given thought to publishing a list of packages that
still need to be updated, including their maintainers?

Or perhaps filing bugs?

Or is the plan to go ahead and watching nothing happen for the next
few months, then start masking hundreds of packages, and then watch
devs scramble to fix problems they didn't realize existed?

Just based on what is already happening, it seems like most devs don't
really care what versions of python are supported by their packages,
let alone the dependencies of their packages.  Expecting that to
change is just going to lead to a lot of frustration.

I don't think it is productive to just keep doing the same thing until
either the python team ragequits, or until we no longer have anything
that uses python left in the tree.

My guess is that a bit more communication will end up turning your
"enemies" into your allies, and ideally cut down on the amount of
masking/etc you have to do in the first place.  It certainly will be
less intrusive for users than having masks pop up and disappear.


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