[Sugar-devel] Farewell GStreamer on Python 2, a push for Python 3 porting

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Wed Jan 24 03:56:31 EST 2018

Sugar uses Python 2.

GStreamer project is dropping support for Python 2, and as a consequence Sugar won’t be available in Debian, and then later Ubuntu.

Hope I understand this correctly.

Haven’t heard yet what Fedora will do, but guess it will be similar.

> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Sebastian Dröge <slomo at debian.org>
> Subject: [Pkg-sugar-devel] Bug#849092: Port to Python 3 and python3-gst-1.0
> Date: 24 January 2018 at 7:37:42 pm AEDT
> To: 849092 at bugs.debian.org
> Cc: Debian Sugar Team <pkg-sugar-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
> Resent-From: Sebastian Dröge <slomo at debian.org>
> Resent-To: debian-bugs-dist at lists.debian.org
> Resent-Cc: Debian Sugar Team <pkg-sugar-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
> Reply-To: Sebastian Dröge <slomo at debian.org>, 849092 at bugs.debian.org
> On Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:52:13 +0200 Sebastian Dröge <slomo at debian.org> wrote:
>> your package currently depends on python-gst-1.0. Upstream is planning
>> to drop Python 2.x support in the near future, leaving only Python 3
>> support.
>> Please update your package to Python 3 to make this as painless as
>> possible later. Thanks!
> Just an update here, this will likely happen in the next 2-3 months
> with the next upstream release. Your package will become uninstallable
> at that point unless it is ported to Python 3.-- 
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