#310 F31 System-Wide Change: Python 3.8
Closed a year ago by pbokoc. Opened 2 years ago by bcotton.

This issue tracks the release note for the following Fedora Change:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Python3.8

If you own this change, please add additional information here that we should communicate to Fedora users. Specifically, please consider:

  • New features available because of this change - pick 2 or 3 that are important
  • Considerations for users of previous releases of Fedora (upgrade issues, format changes, etc.)
  • Links to any upstream Release Notes
  • If this helps Fedora be a superior environment for our target audiences, please explain how so that we can emphasize this.

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If you want to write this release note, then:

  • Assign this issue to yourself
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[0] You can do that by asking the change owner listed on the wiki page; alternatively you can infer it by checking the tracker bug (linked in Wiki) in Bugzilla and looking at its status; see bug comments for details. Ask someone on the mailing list or on IRC if you're not sure.
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This was delayed to Fedora 32. We might however inform the users about the python38 package in the Fedora 31 release notes.

Metadata Update from @mareksu:
- Issue assigned to mareksu

a year ago

@pbokoc, since the Change has been deferred to Fedora 32, what do we do about this issue?

We tell the users that they can dnf install python38 to get Python 3.8 and we link to https://developer.fedoraproject.org/tech/languages/python/multiple-pythons.html

@churchyard, that's already the case on F30, isn't it? At least on my F30, I can already install Python 3.8 the way you describe.

Has anything changed in F31 regarding the state of Python 3.8 since F30?

Metadata Update from @mareksu:
- Assignee reset

a year ago

You can do it in Fedora 29 as well. But what changed is that at a release point of Fedora 30, this was not available, so we did not put it in the release notes.

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue assigned to pbokoc

a year ago

OK, so I guess we could phrase it like this:

== Python 3.8 is now available

Version 3.8 of the Python programming language and interpreter is now available in Fedora. You can install it from the `python38` package.

Note that the Python stack still uses Python 3.7 by default.

Python 3.8 has also been released as an asynchronous update for Fedora 30 and 29.

For more information, see:

* An article describing how you can install multiple Python versions in Fedora: link:https://developer.fedoraproject.org/tech/languages/python/multiple-pythons.html[]

* The Python 3.8 release notes: link:https://docs.python.org/3.8/whatsnew/3.8.html[]

@churchyard, would that be alright?

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Assignee reset

a year ago

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue assigned to mareksu

a year ago

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

a year ago

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