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    Default openSUSE and plans for Python 3.0

    Hi all,

    Apologies if this is the wrong forum. Please direct me if it's not. I was wondering if there was any kind of plan for when openSUSE would switch completely to Python 3.0. I ask because I am currently trying to get involved with a well-established open source project, and one of the project ideas is porting to Python 3.0. openSUSE was tossed around as one of the earliest distros to ship with Python 2.6, and this was the impetus for some quicker changes on their end. So I'm curious about any general thoughts here. What mailing list should I subscribe to to be a part of a discussion like this? I didn't see much browsing the archives.

    I would also possibly like to tout the build service in this community as a way to get the project out to as many people as possible as efficiently as possible. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Am I right to think the build service is appropriate for this?

    Along these same lines it doesn't look like the software has been packaged specifically for openSUSE since 10.2. Where should I be looking (within the SUSE community) to possibly step into this role? The build service pages I guess?

    Sorry for sounding like such a newbie, but I would like to get more involved in the community and am having some trouble getting oriented. Thanks much.

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    Default Re: openSUSE and plans for Python 3.0

    There aren't any specific plans for openSUSE 11.2 and Python yet.
    But i do know that most of the software is built with Python 2.6 so i'm not sure that they would start porting to 3.0 immediately. For example Ubuntu 9.04 has 2.6 now and 8.10 has 2.5 so this may take a while
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    If woodpeckers pecked wood the same way programmers make applications the Amazon rain forest would stretch up to Moscow.

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    What have You seen too often and is it in any way related to thread?
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    Default Re: openSUSE and plans for Python 3.0

    On Sat, 2009-03-21 at 01:46 +0000, jseabold wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Apologies if this is the wrong forum. Please direct me if it's not. I
    > was wondering if there was any kind of plan for when openSUSE would
    > switch completely to Python 3.0. I ask because I am currently trying to


    Nobody that I know in the Python community recommends using 3.0 yet...
    so I think we're a ways away from seeing that as the new standard...

    With that said, Python 3.0 for development work... why not? Someday
    it will be ready.



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    That's the problem with Linux world Everything is moving just too fast Even though Python isn't just for Windows but it's used mostly on Linux if i'm not wrong? And from what i've read there are some changes in Python 3.0 that break the compatibility between the 3.0 and 2.6
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

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