Proposal: Drop GDB support for Python versions < 2.6

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Thu Feb 21 03:46:00 GMT 2019


> Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:39:04 +0400
> From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker@adacore.com>
> Cc: Kevin Buettner <kevinb@redhat.com>, gdb@sourceware.org
> 
> > > Going even further, since 2.6 is no longer supported by the Python
> > > community, I'd also be okay with saying that GDB only supports Python
> > > 2.7 and Python 3.X.
> > 
> > Don't know if anyone cares, but as a heavy user of Python support in
> > GDB, I'm fine with this.  As long as GDB still supports Python 2.7 it's
> > A-OK with me.
> 
> +1.
> 
> As for Python 2.7, let's keep it for a year or two more, before
> we completely drop it.

Dropping 2.6, let alone 2.7, would be a terrible nuisance for me.  So
I'm asking to keep that until they really put a drag on the GDB
development (which doesn't seem to be the case now).

TIA



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