Today, we’re pleased to announce a new release of Optizelle v1.3.0. Our goal with this release is to migrate Optizelle from Python 2 to Python 3.
For quite some time, the Python Software Foundation has been committed to ending support for Python 2 starting in 2020. This led to the final release of Python 2 with [Python 2.7.18] (https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2718/) on April 20, 2020. As such, it became prudent to migrate Optizelle to Python 3 from Python 2.
Certainly, we could have migrated earlier, but there were a few complicating factors. One, we still had active customers left using Python 2 and we wanted to provide them with ongoing support. Two, we could have maintained both a Python 2 and a Python 3 port, but that required additional code, maintenance, and a more complicated build infrastructure. As such, we waited to upgrade until all codes were migrated and Python 2 hit the end of its life.
Nevertheless, we appreciate those who continued to use Optizelle. If anyone would like more information, feel free to post a new topic on our user forum. If someone is interested in professional support, please don’t hesitate to contact us as well.