Porting to python3

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Re: Porting to python3

Postby kkremitzki » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:11 pm

flutefreak7 wrote:I just wanted to say I'm really excited to see the Python 3 work happening! I've been randomly checking the internet for some of the CAD related tools to be ported to Python 3 ever since I started with Python around 7 years ago and I'm really excited to see all the effort you guys are putting in!

I'm unfortunately not very skilled with C++, but I might could help with translating Python 2 idioms to Python 3 or end user testing or something once I'm more up to speed with FreeCAD. I feel bad just being a needy user and not helping out more, but I do want to say that your work will be appreciated!

Good to see you're willing to help! One of the first things, I think, is making sure you can built and run FreeCAD with Python 3 enabled on your machine. If you have questions or need help in doing so feel free to ask.
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Re: Porting to python3

Postby looo » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:35 pm

After all the diff for src/Mod of the python3 branch is in master, the rebasing isn't that time intensive anymore. Building Path with python3 is again broken, because of some new Int->Long conflicts. Also fem has some issues, but only at runtime... but that is not a big issue right now.

To make the python3 things more stable we have to get travis to work with python3. But therefor the full branch has to move to master. I don't have a plan right now how to do this. So I am open for suggestions:
how can we test python3 things automatically without moving all into master. Is there a tool to do an automatic rebase? And can we setup a branch which is tested to build with python3 for every PR?
Or should we push towards a python3 compatible master. This means that there will most likely break some things. Not that a big problem,... but it's always annoying for others...

Btw.: The up to date python3 branch has moved to https://github.com/looooo/FreeCAD/tree/py3-23