On 11. 12. 19 17:01, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
On Tue, 10 Dec 2019 at 20:24, Miro Hrončok
> Hey EPEL people.
> We got a request to branch Python 3.7 foe EPEL 7:
> Are there volunteers to make that effort? And if so, should this be done in EPEL
> 8 first? And what about Python 3.8 in EPEL 7?
> So many questions. So little time.
> That said. If somebody want this, we (Python Maint) can help coordinate, but we
> don't have the manpower to really maintain various Python versions in EPEL for
> next X years.
Honestly after all the work and pain it got to get python36 in
EPEL7... I would prefer not to try that again.
Note that there is a big difference between maintaining a stack of various
python37-foo packages and maintaining the interpreter only.
I think maintaining the
version that is the base in RHEL-8 is going to be more than enough
headaches and trying to keep up with the python of the year is not
productive. I think that any volunteers should first make the versions
of python37/38 in COPR and see if they have the volunteers and time to
maintain it there.
That is true.