Timeline for python upgrade?

Discussion created by danretired on Aug 3, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2020 by danretired

Python... currently at the end of the 3.6 series in Pro (aka, 3.6.10).

Various packages that are used in the ecosystem are about to begin retiring 3.6.x.


For example... numpy will be saying goodbye

NEP 29 - Dropping Python version support · Issue #66 · dask/community · GitHub 


and, IPython

ipython/version7.rst at master · ipython/ipython · GitHub 


jupyterlab and jupyterlab-server... are they next?

Adopt NEP 29 (timeline for which versions of Python to support) · Issue #8577 · jupyterlab/jupyterlab · GitHub 


Lots have been added to python  3.8.5 Documentation ... the last stable release

(don't forget to go back and check the 3.7 branch and look forward to 3.9/3.10 coming branches)


Is ArcMap the reason for the holdback?

Given that major and minor releases control substantive changes...

Releases and patches—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation 


and minor change from 2.5 to 2.6 didn't produce a python change AND minor changes seem to occur once a year around UC, does that mean that we have to wait until next year?


Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


Kory Kramer I will flag you and perhaps the comments on Beta 2 about python versions could be fleshed out here