On Friday, August 23, 2013, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> On 08/23/2013 03:32 PM, Christian Hammond wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:43 AM, Stephen Gallagher
> > 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
> > > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> Sorry, I should have been clear that this was a curiosity, not a request :)
Oh I know, just figured I'd talk about it a bit :)
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