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Python 3.9 is here in Debian Sid


On Thu, 2020-10-15 at 11:32 +0100, James Page wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 10:59 AM Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org>
> 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:
> > 
> > https://review.opendev.org/758237
> > 
> > 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.
rhel 9 wont be around for quite a while yet but i think its also going
to be based on 3.9 so having early gating on 20.04 would be quite
useful as i think we should be trying to make 3.9 supported in wallaby

the next majory redhat openstack release will be based on wallaby and
that is likely to be rhel9 based so having rhel 9 compatiablw will help
all the major distos be able to ship wallaby when it is released
> 
> Cheers
> 
> James