[Biopython-dev] Post Biopython 1.62 release, clean-up after dropping Python 2.5

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 28 20:58:58 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 9:43 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all - especially newcomers,
>> There are going to be several boring but useful things to do to
>> the Biopython code base once we're finished with Python 2.5
>> (the imminent release of Biopython 1.62 has been clearly
>> described as the final Biopython release to support it).
>> Some of these tasks are quite easy, and might tempt some
>> of our non-core contributors or new-comers to have a go,
>> however to avoid too much duplication of effort I'd suggest
>> **replying in this thread if you want to tackle anything** - and
>> then start working out how to send us your first pull request.
> I tweeted this earlier,
> https://twitter.com/pjacock/status/372796602760855552
>> Things which will need doing:
>> ...
>> (1) Disable the Python 2.5 target in TravisCI, see
>> https://travis-ci.org/biopython/biopython/
>> (this is a simple one line edit to the .travis.yml file)
> The first easy task has been claimed already:
> https://github.com/biopython/biopython/pull/226

And task (2) as well on the same pull request - keen!

Wayne (BCC'd), could you delay trying task (3) for a
few days to give someone else a chance please ;)

Maybe have a look for things under (4) instead,
Lenna's quick count suggests plenty of things
need looking at...


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