[TIP] Anyone still using Python 2.5?

Pierre-Yves David pierre-yves.david at logilab.fr
Wed Dec 21 01:21:28 PST 2011

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 07:15:46AM +0000, Chris Withers wrote:
> Hi All,
> What's the general consensus on supporting Python 2.5 nowadays?
> Do people still have to use this in commercial environments or is
> everyone on 2.6+ nowadays?
> I'm finally getting some continuous integration set up for my
> packages and it's highlighting some 2.5 compatibility issues. I'm
> wondering whether to fix those (lots of ugly "from __future__ import
> with_statement" everywhere) or just to drop Python 2.5 support.
> What do people feel?

Most linux distribution went directly from 2.4 to 2.5

    old stable (lenny)	2.4
    stable (squeeze)	2.5

Red Hat
    REHL5	2.4
    REHL6	2.6

The most notable exception is Ubuntu Hardy and LTS release from april 2008 with
2.5. But this LTS is out of support for almost 1 year now and current LTS
(Lucid) ship 2.6.

If you don't plan to support 2.4, supporting 2.5 does not seems a priority.

Pierre-Yves David


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