[pycrypto] Need your input: Major modernization; dropping legacy Python support?
dave.pawson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 23:58:11 PDT 2013
On 30 October 2013 06:09, Dwayne Litzenberger <dlitz at dlitz.net> wrote:
> 1. How many of you would really care if PyCrypto 2.6 was that last
> version to support legacy versions of Python? By "legacy", I mean all
> versions of Python that are NOT one of these:
> - Python 2.6.x
> - Python 2.7.x
> - Python 3.3 and above.
> I'd continue to make bugfix releases of PyCrypto 2.6.x, but add no
> more substantial new features.
For some reason, Fedora is still pushing Python 2.7, so I'd be happy
with this position.
> 4. What if Crypto.* became a wrapper around some other crypto library?
What logic please?
> Of particular concern is FOSS distributors packaging PyCrypto (e.g. Linux
> distros, *BSD ports trees, MacPorts/HomeBrew, etc.), and anything else that
> might impact a large number of downstream end-users.
Fedora seems a long way behind with the Python versions.
> I'm beginning to wonder how the risk of downstream forks compares to the
> risks that users face when developers still don't have a highly-visible,
> easy-to-use Python crypto API. It might be better to merge PyCrypto with
> one or more other Python crypto libraries...
I'll leave that to the more knowledgable.
My position is I'm grateful for the code - meets my needs.
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