Feature #5461

Python 3 support

Added by Allan LoBue about 3 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Rejected Start date:12/27/2017
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:-
Chirp Version:daily Model affected:(All models)


I'm using a distribution (Clear Linux) that only packages some needed modules (e.g. pyserial) for Python 3 and therefor I am unable to use CHIRP anymore since switching. Are there any plans to refacture CHIRP for Python 3 ever or should I give up and just go back to Fedora (Which I would prefer not to)?

Related issues

related to Bug #6327: PyGTK Deprecated in Debian 10 New 12/27/2018
related to Feature #7431: Python3-friendly UI based on wxPython In Progress 12/09/2019
duplicates Feature #495: PYTHON In Progress 02/03/2013


Updated by Tom Hayward about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Dupe of #495

Updated by Michael Cone about 3 years ago

Why are requests for Python3 being rejected as duplicates from 2013 when Python has announced it is End Of Life in 2020?

More and more distributions are not even making Python2 available it is so old.


Since you are using PyGTK that appears to have died sometime around 2013, maybe you should consider another framework?

Maybe something more recent like: https://pygobject.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

Updated by Richard Shaw about 2 years ago

Fedora is now actively moving away from Python 2 to Python 3. This has to be addressed at some point in the near future.

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