At today's EPEL Steering Committee, we went over the current Python3x
packages and the work to move to a newer version than Python34. We
decided to propose 2018-10-16 to be a day long virtual hackfest
(activity day?) where a newer spec files for packages are updated to
an agreed upon Python version.
While we have been working towards python36 before, it has been nearly
a year and python37 is out and will have a 'lifetime' until 2023
versus 2021 that 3.6 does.
Work to be done before the activity day:
1. Determine if python3.7 is what python developers want.
2. Try to get spec files and builds for the 'core' python3x done and
approved in EPEL.
3. Write out a fast-track approval process for people to follow when
reviewing and updating spec files.
The goal of this activity day will be:
1. Port over as many python3x spec files to the agreed upon python3.
2. Review as many of those spec files as possible.
3. Build packages and put into epel-testing.
After the activity day:
Retire python34 from EPEL.
Stephen J Smoogen.
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