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Re: Well done, but..

Post by sabayonino » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:00

https://gentoo.org/support/news-items/2 ... 7-eol.html

Be patient.
Many packages need new python support in upstream . Not all packages have multiple python support now.
So migration can take few time

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Re: Well done, but..

Post by msdobrescu » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:48

So, now, I have an answer at my question of why not many consider Gentoo as an option. I have chosen Sabayon for its excellent custom tools, I love it for providing the latest software in a stable way. But, really, I feel like stabbed in the back when something unique is dropped just because Gentoo drops it or it "too old". There are irreplaceable apps, like DisplayCAL, unique in their offer, like Celestia, great and innovative like MyPaint, with features simply not available in other similar tools, that worth reconsideration. It's about breaking users job sometimes, no matter how pacients they are.
I've posted requests in some of these tools, to upgrade, but I think they have their reasons they don't do so, I don't think they are careless and deserve to be eliminated just like that. Even though they deserve, me, as user, will suffer more.
Reading that statement makes me rethink, as it is an invitation to go away... :shock:
I'm completely baffled. Why does a distribution exist for, if not for its userbase?

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Re: Well done, but..

Post by sabayonino » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:23

Not only Gentoo dropped Python2 support.All major distributions have a plan to drop Python2 support , and depends on their release cycle

So, It's not a Gentoo thing
https://www.python.org/doc/sunset-python-2/

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Re: Well done, but..

Post by msdobrescu » Thu Jun 04, 2020 13:26

I know, but that statement is. I still believe that I use the best distribution, technically speaking, though.

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Re: Well done, but..

Post by joost » Thu Jun 04, 2020 23:31

Deal with it. Python 2 is going away.
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Re: Well done, but..

Post by msdobrescu » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:31

I've already started to write my own calibration tool. Yeah, right!

I don't care about python 2.

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