HEADSUP: Python 2.7 upgrade

Jason Tishler jason@tishler.net
Fri Feb 1 02:19:00 GMT 2013

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 06:56:56PM -0600, Yaakov wrote:
> Jason Tishler announced last month[1] that he intends to upgrade
> Python to 2.7 on 01 February, which is quickly approaching.
> If anybody needs them, my Python-dependent distro packages have been
> rebuilt and are available in a staging area here:
> ftp://ftp.cygwinports.org/pub/cygwinports/uploads/
> In order to assure a prompt and smooth transition to Python 2.7, the
> following packages will need a rebuild/update:
> Jari Aalto: bzr, codeville, getmail, mercurial, offlineimap, planet,
> pylint, python-crypto, python-feedparser, python-logilab-astng, 
> python-logilab-common, python-paramiko, spambayes, stgit, tailor,
> urlgrabber
> Marco Atzeri: postgresql
> Ken Brown: bzr-fastimport, python-fastimport
> Jan Nieuwenhuizen: lilypond
> Bo Peng: lyx
> David Rothenberger: rdiff-backup, subversion
> Chris Sutcliffe: googlecl, python-gdata
> Samuel Thibault: brltty, python-pyrex
> Dr. Volker Zell: lcms, ming

It seems like many, but not all of the above, have been rebuilt for
Python 2.7.  Should I release as scheduled or give the maintainers
more time?


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