On Wed, 2019-09-11 at 17:23 +0100, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> This series is an effort to reduce the number of different
> languages we use by eliminating most use of perl in favour
> of python.

Just today I found out about


which means that if we interpret "supporting RHEL 7" as "supporting
the most recent RHEL 7 point release", which I believe we do, then
that's one less platform where we are forced to use Python 2! \o/

It might even be the last one, but I'm not entirely sure what the
situation is like for SLES and OpenSUSE... Jim, does SLES 12 have
Python 3?

And, as a side note: do you think you could find the time to add
OpenSUSE support to the libvirt-jenkins-ci project? That'd be very
useful, because it makes grepping for this kind of information
trivial, and also would open the door to running actual CI jobs on
the OS :)

> This aligns with fact that the likely future build system
> we'll use (meson) is written in python, and that python
> is much more commonly used/understood by developers these
> days than perl.

I believe Meson is itself implemented in Python 3, so platform
availability will have to be taken into consideration.

My hope is that we can finally ditch Python 2 for good. The
https://pythonclock.org/ keeps ticking...

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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