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Re: [PATCH] python 3.5 compatibility

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [PATCH] python 3.5 compatibility
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:15:42 +0000

On Fri, 27 Nov 2020 at 19:12, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
<info@metux.net> wrote:
> Several stable distros are still on python-3.5, so qemu cannot be
> built there, w/o backporting the whole python stack. In order to
> make qemu build there, make it running w/ python-3.5. The changes
> are mostly removing the new type annotations (which, IMHO, just
> serve for documentation purpose) and replacing f-strings by classic
> string formatting.

We dropped Python 3.5 support deliberately in commit
1b11f28d05121fec43 on the basis that all our supported build
platforms are on at least 3.6 and there were features we wanted there.

Could you say which "stable distros" you have in mind, and whether
they are covered by our "supported build platforms" policy
https://www.qemu.org/docs/master/system/build-platforms.html  ?

-- PMM

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