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[Python-Dev] Python 2.7 EOL date


On 8/23/2018 4:30 PM, Victor Stinner wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> The reference is the PEP 373 "Python 2.7 Release Schedule". See the
> "Update" section:
> https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/#update

We could probably make it more clear in this section and/or in 
https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/#id4 that there will be no 2.7 
releases of any kind after 2020-01-01: no bugfix, no security, and no 
source releases after that date.

I'll whip something up if there's general agreement.

Eric

> 
> Victor
> 
> 2018-08-23 20:53 GMT+02:00 Collin Anderson <cmawebsite at gmail.com>:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I noticed the Python 2.7 EOL
>> date was recently set to Jan 1st, 2020.
>>
>> My understanding was Python releases get 5 years of support from their
>> initial release, and Python 2.7 was extended an additional 5 years.
>>
>> Python 2.7 was originally released on 2010-07-03, and with an original EOL
>> of 2015-07-03. Extended 5 years, shouldn't the EOL be 2020-07-03?
>>
>> Also, this statement is a little unclear to me:
>>
>>> Specifically, 2.7 will receive bugfix support until January 1, 2020. All
>>> 2.7 development work will cease in 2020.
>>
>> This statement makes it sound like bugfixes end on Jan 1st, but seems to
>> leave open the possibility that security fixes could continue through the
>> year.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Collin
>>
>>
>>
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