[Biopython-dev] Python 2.5 support?

Mic mictadlo at gmail.com
Sun May 20 23:04:04 UTC 2012

I am using 2.7.x, but e.g. on Cent OS or Debian I installed the latest
python version in a different location  and create a PYTHONPATH.

The reason for 2.7.x is that multiproccesing bug has been fixed in that


On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm curious how many of you (on the dev list) are still
> using Python 2.5, and if the time has come to start
> deprecating our support for it? One good reason
> would be if it helps us with the Python 3 migration
> (where currently we are restricted to a subset of
> features available on or back ported to the older
> Python releases).
> Here at work, we are mostly using Python 2.6,
> although the system default Python on many of
> our servers is Python 2.4 (CentOS boxes). So
> dropping Python 2.5 won't cause me personally
> a problem.
> A quick review of the main Linux distributions
> and their current long term support platforms
> might be prudent at this point.
> One issue is Jython support, which has to date
> targetted the  C python 2.5 feature set - their
> new alpha release of Jython 2.7 now brings
> with it some of the new functionality in C
> Python 2.6 & 2.7, which is helpful.
> Regards,
> Peter
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