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[MRG] Drop support for Python 3.4 #684
This PR drops support for running repo2docker on a system that has Python 3.4 only. This does not effect users ability to build repositories that need Python 3.4
Why? One of our dependencies has stopped shipping wheels for Python 3.4 because https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0429/ states that the last release of Python 3.4 was in March 2019.
There are two questions here:
I tried to also switch us to testing on Python 3.7 by default (instead of 3.6) but apparently there is no Python 3.7 for Ubuntu 14.04, which is the base version we have in travis. Maybe that is a project for another day to move us forwards in time a bit there.
If the tests pass I'd be happy if this got merged. Let's see if anyone else has opinions.
It remains unclear to me why the Python 3.4 CI run didn't atempt to install things "from source" when there was no wheel.