Bug 1886933 - openjfx requires Python 2 to build
Summary: openjfx requires Python 2 to build
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openjfx
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nicolas De Amicis
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: BRPY27
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Reported: 2020-10-09 18:53 UTC by Petr Viktorin
Modified: 2020-10-20 14:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-10-20 14:11:18 UTC
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Description Petr Viktorin 2020-10-09 18:53:23 UTC
Python 2 reached upstream end-of-life in January 2020. In Fedora, it's now provided from the deprecated compat package `python2.7`. It should not be added as a new  dependency, as it was in openjfx 11.0.3-2.

If it's possible that the dependency won't be removed in Fedora 34, please request a FESCo exception. You can refer to the exception for mercurial as an example: https://pagure.io/fesco/issue/2243
It's good to mention:

- What is the reason for the Python 2 build dependency?

- What are the upstream/community plans/timelines regarding Python 2?

- What is the guidance for porting the build 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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