[Qgis-developer] Python 3 and existing plugins while still in 2.x

Denis Rouzaud denis.rouzaud at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 03:58:28 PDT 2016

Hi again,

This did not raise a huge attention...
I opened a PR to try to discuss the topic


On 03/11/2016 09:08 AM, Denis Rouzaud wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just saw Matthias' work about compiling QGIS 2.x with Python 3 and I
> was wondering what's gonna happen if I build it and open it with
> already many installed plugins. I suppose, it will a be a succession
> of error messages....
> What is the plan there:
> * add a new line in plugin metadata to tell if it supports Python 3,
> false by default
> * run 2to3 dynamically (is this possible?)
> * do nothing
> * ?
> If I understand correctly QGIS 3 will be built with Py3, so this
> problem will disappear. Although, if we want early testers of Py3,
> it'll be good to have a proper support of existing plugins.
> Also, it can encourage people to start upgrading their plugins
> progressively.
> Any opinion/ideas?
> Glad to see this moving, good job Matthias!
> Denis

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