[arch-dev-public] Killing Python 2 (v2)

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Fri Jan 3 12:21:49 UTC 2020

On 01/02/20 at 11:18am, Santiago Torres-Arias via arch-dev-public wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 02, 2020 at 05:12:33PM +0100, Jelle van der Waa wrote:
> > For packages still providing python2 functionality such as vim and
> > others I propose we remove python2 support to actively to discourage
> > people using it.
> I was +1 on this
> > # Remove python2 support
> > 
> > * pycharm-community-edition - remove python2 support
> > * vim - remove python2 support
> Until I saw this. 
> I imagine editors and such may/could be an exception?

So following up from what grazollini and Eli have said, I guess we can
keep it for vim, maybe focus more on optdepends and actual makedepends
for I've found a lot of gnome packages having a python2 makedepends
which can be removed or moved to python 3.

Felix brought up a more radical approach of removing check() for python2
modules which would allow a lot of python2 modules to be removed. This
is also blocking him from updating packages since he needs to bring new
python2 modules in to update some python/python2 modules iirc.

Felix, can you enlighten us? I don't want you to be blocked from keeping
Arch rolling =)


Jelle van der Waa
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