I have been looking into python 3 support, and a lot has to change again.
So I'm now leaning into trying python3 support, so that the big break is for 4.0, and not again for 4.1.
If we do that, middle of november is probably to soon...

The diff I have for python 3 support is 32841 lines at the moment :-)
Mostly minor things like u' ' and import stuff.
I'm going through it, I should know by the weeks end if it is doable.

I hear archlinux is on python 3 already as default python, so being able to support python 2.7 and python 3.2 would be nice, so that we can deprecate 2.x in 2014 or 2015 without a big shock.


2012/11/6 John Ralls <jralls@ceridwen.us>

On Oct 2, 2012, at 6:42 AM, John Ralls <jralls@ceridwen.us> wrote:

> On Oct 2, 2012, at 1:34 AM, Benny Malengier <benny.malengier@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would like to suggest a release plan, and hope people can work towards this.
>> 1. To aim for a 3.4.2 mid October, so in two weeks time.
>> 2. To aim for a 4.0.0 Beta development release mid November.
>> 4.0.0 could be followed by 4.0.1, ... but all would be beta releases.
>> Then 4.1 would be the next stable release, hopefully in spring 2013. I feel we need to push out 4.0 so that developers on windows, Mac, ..., and packagers, and plugin writers, can have all the problems worked out before a stable 4.1 release.
> I'll be travelling from 12-26 November. Do you think we could do the beta release on the 9th?


What's your thinking on when to do the 4.0.0 release? I did a trial build (against Gnome 3.6) and bundle of trunk today, and apart from an apparent GSettings issue when I tried to use the browse button for setting the DB folder in preferences, it looks pretty good. I think it's good enough for an alpha release this weekend -- or sooner.

John Ralls