[OE-core] Python 2 sunsetting

Tim Orling ticotimo at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 18:08:25 UTC 2020

CPython has officially announced that there will be one more release
(2.7.18) in April 2020 [1]. After this date all work on python2 will stop
as far as the official community is concerned. This means no bug fixes,
security fixes or vulnerability checks will be done by the official python

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Move away from Python 2 immediately. To continue to
use it will put you and your organization at significant risk.

To make this transition as smooth as possible, meta-python2 has been
created [2]. But note that maintenance of that layer will be entirely up to
the community after Q12020. I have no business nor personal need to
continue using python2 and will therefore have no motivation to continue to
maintain that layer. Someone else will have to step up.


[2] https://git.openembedded.org/meta-python2/
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