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Python 3.9 is here in Debian Sid

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 10:59 AM Thomas Goirand <zigo at> wrote:

> Hi there!
> Matthias Klose decided that uploading Python 3.9 on the 14th of this
> month (yes, the same day of the OpenStack release) would be fun. I am
> now really having fun ... fixing bugs! :)
> What's not so funny for me, is that some key packages like Greenlet or
> lxml aren't built yet for Python 3.9, even though they should. As a
> consequence, I just need to wait to be able to upload to Unstable. So
> this will delay my usual announcement for the release GA in Debian (even
> though the unofficial Victoria repo for Buster is ready and I could
> spawn VMs on Buster + Victoria).
> Anyways, all of this will settle slowly. Though Python 3.9 is here to
> stay, and to soon reach Ubuntu as well (it's planned for the next release).
> It'd be nice if projects were starting to investigate gating on Python
> 3.9 as early as possible. As much as I can tell, there's not so many
> issues to fix. The first one I fixed is here:
> but I don't expect much more, and hopefully, I'll be able to propose
> more patch as I find the issues.
> Must we wait until Python 3.9 reaches Ubuntu to enable gating in the
> OpenStack projects?

3.9 is already available in Ubuntu 20.04 (albeit at an RC but it will be
updated) so that should not block enabling test gates.


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