mcatanzaro at igalia.com
Tue Apr 10 13:37:11 PDT 2018
python2 end of life is January 1, 2020. But even before then, we'll
need to make WebKit work in environments without python2 available,
because it's not going to be present in the next Red Hat Enterprise
Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise, and its fate in community distros like
Fedora (where it is being orphaned by the maintainers, and at risk of
removal) is looking questionable at best.
So we have basically two options:
* Require python3 and port our python scripts from python2 to python3
* Make our scripts support both major versions of python simultaneously
The later would be quite a pain, because developers using python2 are
sure to break developers using python3, and vice-versia. But my
understanding is that python3 is not readily-available on Macs, so that
might be what we need to do if Apple wants to stick with python2.
Thoughts on this?
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