Python 2 End of Support¶
Python 3 is fully supported by SpacePy and used in daily work by most of the SpacePy team.
As a result, the SpacePy team will phase out Python 2 support over the course of 2020 and early 2021. This process is managed through SpacePy issue 26.
0.2 series: full support¶
The last release of the SpacePy 0.2 series will be 0.2.3, by the end of 2020. This will be the last release where all functionality works with Python 2 and that has binary installers provided for Python 2. 0.2 will not be supported past this release (this will not be a “long-term support” release.)
0.3 series: no feature support¶
Starting with 0.3.0 in early 2021, the SpacePy team will:
Provide no prebuilt packages for Python 2. We will attempt to ensure the last 0.2.x version will still install from pip on Python 2.
Allow new features that do not support Python 2 as long as they do not break existing functionality.
Provide no workarounds for dependencies that no longer support Python 2.
SpacePy 0.3.x will still function on Python 2 for those who install “by hand”.
0.4 series: no bugfix support¶
Starting with 0.4.0, no later than mid-2021, the SpacePy team will provide no fixes for bugs that cannot be reproduced on Python 3.
SpacePy 0.4.x will still function on Python 2 for those who install “by hand”.
0.5 series: remove support¶
Starting with 0.5.0, mid-2021, SpacePy developers will begin removing code that exists only to support Python 2. SpacePy 0.5.x will not function on Python 2.
- Doc generation date
Dec 29, 2020