Launchpad Entry: foundations-karmic-python2.5
Contributors: Barry Warsaw, Elliot Murphy, Steve Langasek, Scott Kitterman, Matthias Klose, and James Troup
Packages affected: python
Developing for Hardy currently requires Python 2.5. We want to discuss the best way to support these users for Karmic, which currently only has Python2.6.
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It is mandatory.
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Should cover changes required to the UI, or specific UI that is required to implement this
Code changes should include an overview of what needs to change, and in some cases even the specific details.
- data migration, if any
- redirects from old URLs to new ones, if any
- how users will be pointed to the new way of doing things, if necessary.
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This need not be added or completed until the specification is nearing beta.
This should highlight any issues that should be addressed in further specifications, and not problems with the specification itself; since any specification with problems cannot be approved.
BoF agenda and discussion
Create a Hardy Python 2.6 LP Team and PPA
- include modules for Launchpad, Landscape, and Online Services
- packages named python-2.6-XXX
- allow other parties to create their own dependent PPAs for their needs
- upload rights to this PPA is restricted to core-dev
- we will drop Python 2.5 from Karmic