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Important: RaceDB and Python 3 Information

posted May 26, 2019, 10:33 AM by Edward Sitarski
RaceDB 3.0.0 has just been released.
If you have an existing install of RaceDB, you must read and follow the instructions:

    RaceDB-3-Upgrade.txt

If you have a new install of RaceDB, the ReadMe file is sufficient.

RaceDB-3-Upgrade.txt contains important one-time steps required to upgrade to the new version.
After you have upgraded, you can go back to the process described in ReadMe which is much easier.

I tried to make the upgrade process as safe and easy as possible.  It is possible to "bail-out" and revert to the previous version if something goes wrong.

Before upgrading, leave yourself some time to check things out.  I tried hard to test everything, but it is always possible that some aspect of your data causes a problem.
If you run into a problem, be sure to email me.
Issues should be easy to fix and will have a short turnaround.

The reality is that Python 2 is going out-of-support in Feb 2020.
Unfortunately, the conversion to Python 3 required 100's of changes - mostly to I/O handling.
These changes made it impossible to support the old upgrade process, making the one-time conversion necessary.
All future development and features will be available in the Race 3 series only.
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