[op25-dev] OP25, python, and the upcoming *buntu 20.04 releases - heads up and FYI....

Andy Knitt andyknitt at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 03:11:07 UTC 2020

To provide a little bit of hope:

I recently when through updating TwoToneDetect from Python 2.7 to 3.X.  I
had been putting it off for a long time and was dreading it, but in the end
it didn't end up being as bad as I had feared.  I used 2to3 as a starting
point and that took care of easy stuff like print statements, and then
after that just started tackling the error messages one at a time...after a
few of those...all of a sudden it worked.  What I had anticipated taking
weeks ended up only taking a few hours.  OP25 is certainly more complex and
will likely take more effort, but hopefully it'll be a similar experience.


On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 10:29 PM <op25 at zellners.com> wrote:

> Quoting Graham Norbury <gnorbury at bondcar.com>:
> > I'm traveling at the moment and can't fully respond, but I will say up
> > front that op25 is fundamentally not python3 compatible.  Lots of rework
> > will be required... :(
> >
> Thats what I figured... and thats why my own Python stuff is not
> compatible with 3.x...I'd really like to find these people who feel
> the need to change stuff that breaks things and flog them.
> I am none to happy with things moving in this direction be GNUR or
> just in general.. I'd honestly like to see python3 rm -r *'d from the
> planet and just improve 2.x WITHOUT BREAKING THE ABI! Buttttt nooooo!
> We can't be that sensible.
> Not exactly sure what my plan is on my little programs as they are
> mission critical for me/work..Move to some 18.04 VM's/LXC's and
> possibly sit tight there.. I am not a fan of change. :) :) ;)
> There is a 2to3 script thing I will run that on things to see where it
> flags stuff, it might at least be a good reference point to start
> from...
> I am working on an updated install.sh for 18.10-19.10 where cmake
> fubars up things...and it will flag 20.04 as incompatible and stop
> till advised. I'll get that to as soon as I work it all out to my
> sanctification.
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