Re: [OE-core] Let me tell you how I really feel. Zero filter. If you need meta-python2, you need to become a maintainer. Immediately. Period.

Martin Jansa

There were only a few changes needed between dunfell and gatesgarth to keep it building and I feel guilty for sending half of them - and pinging you on FB :).

I don't have interest in python2, but it's still used by quite a few components included in other layers are care about (e.g. qtwebengine in meta-qt5, chromium in meta-browser - is still quite far from finished) and at LGE we maintain meta-ros which contains support for ROS 1 Melodic which is usually used with python2 and support ends May 2023 (together with Ubuntu Bionic it's usually used with: - just today I've separated meta-ros-python2 layer with python2 recipes which disappeared from oe-core in warrior and were never re-introduced in meta-python2 (like nose and numpy).

If you're looking for someone just keeping it buildable, then you can sign me up. If it gets more annoying to maintain in future we can also split it for pythonnative.bbclass and python recipe itself - to keep just the bare minimum of recipes which are actively being used without all the other junk.


On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 2:48 AM Tim Orling <ticotimo@...> wrote:
I have absolutely no need for python2, I made this abundantly clear when I created the meta-python2 layer.

If you depend upon continuing support of python2 via the meta-python2 layer, this is your call to arms.

I was originally intending to abdicate any support after the 3.1 "dunfell" release, but managed to somehow continue supporting it into the crest of the 3.2 "gatesgarth" release.

I will stop all support and actively refuse lo respond to any emails and this layer will be dead and I have zero care in the world that it stops being useful. I do not use it. I do not depend upon it. You are not paying me to do this. You cannot pay me enough to do this. Period. Support yourself.

If this is not clear enough, I am happy to have a virtual video call with you that you will not like.


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