[GRASS-dev] [GRASS-user] minimal wxPython version

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Wed Mar 20 08:35:03 PDT 2013

My understanding is that Python 3 is not backward compatible with Python 2.

Michael Barton
School of Human Evolution &Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

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On Mar 20, 2013, at 8:26 AM, "Anna Kratochvílová" <kratochanna at gmail.com> wrote:

> Minimum wxPython version is changed in r55466 (I hope I haven't missed
> any other places).
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Pietro <peter.zamb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Newcomb, Doug <doug_newcomb at fws.gov> wrote:
>>> By at least, do you mean looking at 2.6, 2.7 or 3.0 as well?
>> +1 for python 2.6 that it is the default version in debian stable [0]...
>> Moreover, the Python 2.6 [1] added compatibility functions in a
>> future_builtins module and a -3 switch to warn about usages that will
>> become unsupported in 3.0...
>> Therefore if we require python2.6, we can start to think about
>> cleaning the python code and start to use the "future_builtins"
>> modules.
> Yes, python3 is probably inevitable so we should prepare for it.
>> Concerning GRASS and python 3.X, I think that the biggest problem is
>> the WxPython, at the moment only the develop version Phoneix[2] it is
>> working with python 3.
> I think a lot of other projects are in the same situation so I hope
> Phoenix will become more stable soon. It will take some time to update
> wxGUI to work with it but in theory there shouldn't be any major
> problems. A lot of small problems will appear, often because some
> parts of the gui code is a mess (usually some gui layout parts) and
> the newer wxPython doesn't accept it.
> So any other opinions on Python version?
> Anna

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