Fix for disappearing Python support in Arch (and Manjaro)

I apologize for this post which I have now removed/edited after some comments that it was not appropriate.

a much better solution: Help porting things to python3. python2 really has to go now. upstream stopped the support.

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I’m sure that’s a much better fix indeed but this should tide us over at least.

People use that excuse for years now.

“but python2 is still working, why should I invest time there?”

py3 is over 10y old now IIRC.

You seem to be trying to trigger a fight - I’m sorry, I’m not playing. I will remove my post if that will satisfy you.

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I am not. I just try to tell you that instead of going back to python2 help now to move to python3.

@Mike_Bing Your post was informative and useful. In an ideal world every package would have migrated to Python 3, but we’re not there yet.

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Just for clarification, is there a way to use Gimp Python plugins or support in Majaro?
If one is using Arch or Majrao, can still be using Gimp?
I’m also seeing that in my Ubuntu machine Gimp works properly, but in Manjaro is a bit crippled, let’s say (no way to have Python plugin working, it seems).
Should this maybe be asked to Gimp developers? (just to know if a Python 2 free distro can’t be used for Gimp)

You can use gimp. You just can’t use python2 only plugins. python3 plugins will work fine. (if the gimp plugin core is ported to python3)

Yeah, exactly, it seems there’s no “gimpfu” module anywhere, but I’m new to Manjaro, I don’t know if this is really the case.
Maybe there are Majaro users that are more familair than me.
In case, does this mean that to use Python-based plugins in Gimp one needs a different distro?

It means basically all distros will soon drop python2 because it is end of life upstream. you just notice it in the development or rolling release distros first.

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Oh yes, I’m fully aware of that.

I didn’t know, however, that Gimp (rather, it’s Python module) was not ready for the change.

I just wanted to confirm this lost feature in Gimp, let’s say (that would be a great pity).

Would a proper thread addressed to Gimp developers be more indicated?

I am sure they are aware of it.

They are aware of it and Gimp 3.0 will support Python 3 plugins.