[arch-dev-public] Python move news announcement draft

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 18 16:52:52 EDT 2010

On 19/10/10 01:56, Ray Rashif wrote:
> Python is now Python 3
> A major Python update has just been moved from the testing
> repositories and will be available on a mirror near you. The default
> "python" package is now for the 3.x series while the 2.x series has
> been moved to a "python2" package, with python-2.7 having been
> scheduled to be the last major release in the python-2.x series.
> Since /usr/bin/python will now point to the 3.x binary, any program
> requiring 2.x needs to point to /usr/bin/python2 instead. All our
> packages have been updated accordingly, but any remaining issues found
> can be reported to the bug tracker (not the forums or mailing lists).
> AUR and third-party packages/projects using Python will likely need
> updating to reflect this move, as many programs are still incompatible
> with Python 3.

Thanks.  Posted and the move is happening now!

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