Python 3.12.0 is to remove long-deprecated items

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  • pyenv

    Simple Python version management

    A hidden gem in pyenv is its 'python-build' plugin, which just lets you build and install any Python version:

      git clone https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv.git

  • WikidPad

    WikidPad is a single user desktop wiki

    As near as I can tell, the repository [1] doesn't have a requirements.txt

    [1] https://github.com/WikidPad/WikidPad

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  • CPython

    The Python programming language

    I would expect them to move telnetlib to a separate, unsupported repo that you can then import.

    Even if they don’t, from a cursory view, it seems it’s a pure python library (https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/main/Lib/telnetlib.py).

    If so, can’t you copy the current code into your project? You would take on the burden of supporting it, but looking at https://github.com/python/cpython/commits/main/Lib/telnetlib..., that doesn’t seem to be much of a burden.

  • pyenv-win

    pyenv for Windows. pyenv is a simple python version management tool. It lets you easily switch between multiple versions of Python. It's simple, unobtrusive, and follows the UNIX tradition of single-purpose tools that do one thing well.

  • teyit

    Formatter for your Python unit tests

    > Removed many old deprecated unittest features ...

    > You can use https://github.com/isidentical/teyit to automatically modernise your unit tests.

    I tried out teyit when it was a "Show HN" 10 months ago (at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29948813 ).

    It not only pointed out places where I was using a deprecated alias, but also fixed a few places where I was using the API poorly (using "assertTrue(a binop b)" instead of "assertBinOp(a, b)".

    I recommend it.

  • void-packages

    The Void source packages collection

    The largely-unmaintained Python 3 port of syncthing-gtk already failed to start on Python 3.11 since it removed obsolete methods like bind_textdomain_codeset(): https://github.com/void-linux/void-packages/issues/40430

    Though this project isn't exactly in the best shape, having prior bugs: https://salsa.debian.org/debian/syncthing-gtk/-/issues/2

  • libguestfs

    library and tools for accessing and modifying virtual machine disk images. PLEASE DO NOT USE GITHUB FOR ISSUES OR PULL REQUESTS. See the website for how to file a bug or contact us.

  • Sonar

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  • xstream

    Serialize Java objects to XML and back again.

    I hope we don't end up with the same things as the java world. JDK9 removed and moved to a library a few things like JAXB. Since JDK11, every new version is harsher for programs that use reflection to mess with non-published internals. Both are good changes, BTW.

    In theory, you add a few libs and you're ready to upgrade. In practice, adding libs at scale is hard, and quite a few dependencies of dependencies of ... are using reflection to mess with internals.

    As a result, there are still a lot of enterprise applications on JDK8 and JDK11, even if the security impact of this is bad and the fix should be easy.

    For a typical example: see https://github.com/x-stream/xstream/issues/101

  • slacker

    Simple smtp email server which redirects emails to slack. (by ont)

    Aiosmtpd is great. A simple script to send all received mails to something like slack is demonstrated here: https://github.com/ont/slacker

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