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Re: Python 3

From: Gwyn Ciesla
Subject: Re: Python 3
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:43:45 +0000

Python 2 EOL is in January. I've done a lot of Python 2->3 porting, let me know 
if I can assist.

Gwyn Ciesla
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in your fear, seek only love
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On Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:15 PM, Karlin High <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 8/7/2019 2:03 PM, Gwyn Ciesla via bug-lilypond wrote:

> > when will Python 3 be supported?

> After LilyPond's cross-build system gets taught how to build Python3 for
> Windows. That will allow including it in LilyPond's Windows installer
> binary, instead of needing users to resolve dependencies themselves.
> Here are some past discussions on the topic. I gather the current
> cross-build for Python did not come easily, and needed source code
> patches that the Python project chose not to include upstream.

> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-devel/2019-01/msg00082.html
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-devel/2019-02/msg00099.html

> Pure speculation: I've seen installers for other software have multiple
> stages. It's a single file still, but after it starts up and does some
> preliminaries it says "Here comes the database backend now" and hands
> off to a whole 'nother installer they included for something SQL, then
> when that's done it returns to the original install.

> I wonder how that approach compares to LilyPond's current practice for
> Python? Could GUB's NSIS Windows-installer-builder portions bundle up
> the stock Windows installer for Python? Looks like it would be ~26MB or
> so. But for all I know, this idea may have already been considered and
> rejected.

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> Karlin High
> Missouri, USA

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