We’d like to clarify if it will be possible to access Python 2 content after it has be removed from the upstream Clear Linux releases in 2020, for instance by specifying the release in swupd (similar to what you can do in Debian/Ubuntu repositories) or in a different manner?
Our company needs this mainly due to the fact that we’ve been running for a very long time on heavily integrated Python 2 software such as Caffe Deep Learning Framework that we can’t detach from at the moment. It’s mainly the backend that’s utilizing this which can only be accessed through a bastion host or a API that’s running through a proxy server, this means that the only way to access our backend is by sending a HTTP request to our strict API.
We believe that backwards compatibility and ease of use is a important factor for the continuity of this Linux distribution. By this we mean that robustness/reliability are two very important factors and removing widely spread content from the OS is not a good indicator of long term support and usability from a company’s perspective.
Thanks for any feedback regarding this.