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[Bug-gnubg] GNUbg 1.03.001 source release / Python3 / Question of minimu

From: Michael Petch
Subject: [Bug-gnubg] GNUbg 1.03.001 source release / Python3 / Question of minimum Python support
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2014 07:59:47 -0600
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Howdy All,

I have tagged 1.03.001 in CVS (revision control). This is an official
release of the sources however I won't be building binaries from it
unless it is requested. This release caters to those
environments/distros that may wish to start catering to Python 3.

Python3 is now supported at compile time and run time. Many of the
scripts that broke under Python3 have been modified to support Python2
and Python3

On OS/X 10.4 with Python 2.3.5 the 1.03.000 and earlier version can
crash while closing down the embedded Python. This release fixes that issue.

At present we support Python back to about 2.3 (That I have tested). It
may work on 2.2 but I haven't tried. Pyhon2.2 is currently our minimum
version supported. My question is whether we wish to continue using 2.2
as the minimum going forward. I am wondering if we might consider
something like Python 2.7 and higher.

Python2.7 can be built on older platforms that may not come
pre-installed with it (much older versions of Centos and Fedora for
example). Python 2.7 seems to be the minimum standard for a lot of
projects these days. Python 2.7 is the last of the 2.x series. It was
first released officially in 2010. To to date they are up to 2.7.8 in

Michael Petch
CApp::Sysware Consulting Ltd.
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