Drop Python 2.4 support
|Reported by:||Itamar Turner-Trauring||Owned by:||therve|
RHEL 6 has been released, with a modern version of Python (RHEL 5 was the last holdout for 2.4). The compatible CentOS 6 isn't out yet, but presumably will be out soon.
I propose that Python 2.4 support be dropped in the next Twisted release after September -- Python 2.5 was released in Sep '06, so that's a 5 year window for people to upgrade. People who must stick with old distributions can build custom Python 2.5 package, they're already building Twisted as a custom package if they're using latest release.
If this is agreed, Twisted 11 should note this in the NEWS file. Jean-Paul additionally suggests a timeline on the wiki.
James proposes extending this to 2.6, since modern distributions have that.