[Bf-committers] Moving to Python 3.2.x

Dave Plater dplater at webafrica.org.za
Wed Mar 9 12:59:48 CET 2011

On 03/09/2011 10:11 AM, Campbell Barton wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 7:07 AM, Dave Plater <dplater at webafrica.org.za> wrote:
>> On 03/09/2011 05:24 AM, Campbell Barton wrote:
>>> Only supporting a single version of python IMHO is important to reduce
>>> overhead with a small developer team,
>> I'm still in the dark as to why external system python which is
>> maintained by the distro python maintainer has to be 3.2 for blender to
>> build against. This is no maintenance on your side and the distribution
>> blender maintainer takes care of the bugs (supposed to anyway) and if it
>> is an upstream blender bug passes correct information and in some cases
>> offers a patch to solve the bug.
>> There's nothing wrong with blender having a particular version of python
>> bundled with it but why can't it build with the distributions python
>> 3.1. This is for the silent majority of users who want software that
>> works and don't have a wish to build it themselves. Give us a clue about
>> where the changes are that prevent the use of 3.1 and we will patch it
>> ourselves in which case it becomes our maintenance problem but that's
>> why we're maintainers.
>> Thanks
>> Dave P
> The maintenance is not with python its self but blenders C/API &
> scripts which would need to be kept compatible.
> Blender users who don't want to build can use
> www.blender.org/download/get-256-beta/ which includes python,
> Blender2.57 will include python3.2.
> But I see you would like to continue python 3.1 support, these commits
> can be made in to patches and reversed: 35386, 35395.
> - Campbell
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I have a plan b as well, I've just joined the packman team mainly due to
maintaining multimedia in the main openSUSE distro but for my first
project I'm packaging blender with ffmpeg and hopefully I can get a
python 3.2 link to the openSUSE python3 devel project.
Thanks for the pointers to patches.
Dave P

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