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Re: Python 3.5 EOL; when can require 3.6?

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: Re: Python 3.5 EOL; when can require 3.6?
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:50:06 +0200
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On 16/09/2020 10.33, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 09:54:32AM +0200, Thomas Huth wrote:
>> On 16/09/2020 09.43, Markus Armbruster wrote:
>>> We require Python 3.5.  It will reach its "end of life" at the end of
>>> September 2020[*].  Any reason not to require 3.6 for 5.2?  qemu-iotests
>>> already does for its Python parts.
>> I think the only reason for requiring Python 3.5 is that we still use
>> Ubuntu Xenial in Travis. We don't support Xenial according to our
>> support policy anymore, but we did not update to Bionic there since it
>> has that broken version of libssh.
>> Fortunately, since a couple of weeks, Travis now supports Focal, too, so
>> once we switched our .travis.yml to use Focal, I think we could start
>> requiring Python 3.6.
> Note we really should not be constrained by what Travis provides as
> images. Travis images provide docker, so we can spawn our Travis
> jobs inside containers to get arbitrary linux distros. We did this
> for libvirt for a while until we switched to GitLab CI. So we
> definitely don't need to care about Xenial from a Travis POV no
> matter what.

I hope we could finally exploit the possibility to use KVM on Travis ...
that won't be possible anymore once we use containers there.


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