On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:43 AM, Stephen Gallagher <
step...@gallagherhome.com> wrote:

> On 08/22/2013 05:02 PM, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> > Ah, well, I was wanting to rewrite the whole thing in Python anyway :-).
> > (Trying to do that and skirt around where RBTools wants a deprecated
> > optparse... now that's interesting...)
> >
> optparse is deprecated, not removed. It's not going to see any new
> development, but last I heard it's going to remain available
> indefinitely. Also, as python 2.7 is the last release in the Python 2
> line, it's pretty clear that it's never going to be removed from that
> series. That gives ReviewBoard (and anyone consuming RBTools) until at
> least 2015 to deal with the migration (since the Python upstream has
> committed to bug-fix support of Python 2.7 for five years after its
> release). Beyond that, I know of certain enterprise OSes that will
> likely extend the usable life of Python themselves.
> With that in mind, though: Christian, will ReviewBoard 1.8 be supporting
> Python 3.x?
Right, it should be safe to depend on RBTools with optparse and all that
for some time. We have a lot of people relying on Python 2.x, and will
probably support it for quite a while.

Review Board 1.8 will not support Python 3.x. While Django is now starting
to support it, we still have a number of dependencies we need to check on,
several of which likely need work, and nobody has even begun that, let
alone tested any of it with Review Board. There's going to be a lot of work
needed on our codebase as well. It's going to be quite an undertaking (one
that I very much want help with).

I'm spending almost every waking moment of 1.8, and there's still a lot of
work to do on it. I don't want to delay the release any further than it's
already delayed. Maybe we can prioritize this for the next big release.


Christian Hammond - chip...@chipx86.com
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