Bug 1751486 - txt2tags depends on Python 2
Summary: txt2tags depends on Python 2
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: txt2tags
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christoph Junghans
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F31_PY2REMOVAL 1738146
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-09-12 05:32 UTC by Lumír Balhar
Modified: 2019-09-21 04:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-09-21 04:21:10 UTC
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Description Lumír Balhar 2019-09-12 05:32:52 UTC
Python 2.7 will reach end-of-life in January 2020, over 9 years after it was released. This falls within the Fedora 31 lifetime.
Packages that depend on Python 2 are being switched to Python 3 or removed from Fedora: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/F31_Mass_Python_2_Package_Removal#Information_on_Remaining_Packages
Python 2 will be retired in Fedora 32: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/RetirePython2

To help planning, we'd like to know the plans for txt2tags's future. Specifically:

- What is the reason for the Python2 dependency? (Is it software written in Python, or does it just provide Python bindings, or use Python in the build system or test runner?) 

- What are the upstream/community plans/timelines regarding Python 3?

- What is the guidance for porting to Python 3? (Assuming that there is someone who generally knows how to port to Python 3, but doesn't know anything about the particular package, what are the next steps to take?)

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Thank you.

Comment 1 Christoph Junghans 2019-09-12 17:17:44 UTC
There is a python3 port of the last release by rednotebook (see https://github.com/txt2tags/txt2tags/issues/207#issuecomment-461846655), which I plan to package.

Comment 2 Lumír Balhar 2019-09-20 06:43:03 UTC
Do you know when you'll have time for that?

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