[petsc-dev] Python 2.2

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Feb 3 11:29:57 CST 2010

   We should keep it. The important date is not when  new feature is  
introduced but when the packagers actually distribute it.


On Feb 3, 2010, at 9:57 AM, Satish Balay wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010, Matthew Knepley wrote:
>> The last release of Python 2.2 was May 30, 2003. The fixes Satish
>> has just put in are pretty ugly. At what point do we give up on an
>> antiquated Python?
> I think its good if we can keep configure working for a wide rane of
> python versions [whatever the user has].
> One timeline we can use is - RHEL/CentOS EOL dates. RHEL3/CentOS3 with
> python2.2 is supported till Oct 31, 2010, RHEL4/CentOS4 with default
> python2.3 is supported til Feb 29, 2012.
> Or drop python2.2 for next release... Barry can decide...
> Satish

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