Migration from Python 2 to Python 3, while continuing to support Python 2 where possible.
- Name: James Cameron
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: 0.115
- Last updated: 2019-08-29
- Percentage of completion: 10%
Port to Python 3 via the Six environment.
Security updates and upstream support for Python 2 are due to be withdrawn, and this will prevent running Sugar on Linux.
Downstream distributions are removing Python 2 packages.
Benefit to Sugar
Benefit to the platform is continued availability. Activities will have access to Python 3 language features. Systems with Python 2 available will continue to run Python 2 activities.
Components to be changed include datastore (carquinyol), toolkit (sugar3), gwebsockets, artwork, shell (jarabe), and Sucrose activities.
Specific changes are tracked at https://github.com/orgs/sugarlabs/projects/1
No UI impact.
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Systems without Python 2 available will have a severe reduction in available activities.
None. Sugar will be in jeopardy.
Sugar is ported to Python 3.
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