[TIP] Dropping Python 3.2 support for various projects

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Thu Oct 22 19:20:25 PDT 2015

On 10/22/15 5:11 PM, Robert Collins wrote:
> Hi, so pip 8 is going to drop support for Python 3.2; setuptools 19
> will drop support for it too.
> This implies either pinning pip and setuptools in CI, or dropping
> support for 3.2 in things where CI depends on those tools.
> I'm sending this email to poll for folk that *need* support for 3.2,
> to see how widespread the impact of dropping support would be.
> (Obviously folk can pin versions of the libraries that drop 3.2
> support too - it just propogates)..
> If there isn't a hue and cry about this then I think it will make
> sense to drop support for Python 3.2 in mock, testtools, fixtures,
> testrepository, testscenarios, testresources, unittest2, traceback2
> and linecache2 - generally everything :)
FWIW, I just dropped support for 3.2 in coverage.py.  I had three or 
four people writing issues about it, but when I explained they could 
just pin the old version of coverage.py, they seemed content.


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