Re: Pygobject and Python 3

On Sat, 2012-05-19 at 13:14 +0200, Holger Berndt wrote: 
> can somebody clear up the situation and pitfalls of Pygobject and
> Python 2/3? I've seen a few blog posts about it, but they are
> basically about making things work with Python 3, and date back more
> than a year. Also, I occasionally see Python 3 fixes in the release
> notes.
> What I'm interested in is the following points:
> 1. Is Python 3 supported by Pygobject, or is it merely dragged along
> with the occasional test and fix?

Yes, it is supported.

> 2. What Python version should be targetted if developing a new
> Pygobject-based application?

Depends.  Personally I still target Python 2.7

> 3. What's the deployment situation? I saw that Pygobject picks up a
> Python version at compile time. As Python 2 is still default on many
> distributions - does a Python 3 application need a special version of
> Pygobject? Would those be parallel installable? Do distributions plan
> on providing both packaged?

They are parallel installable, most distributions provide both, they do
not share packages.

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