The Python Software Foundation has announced the “Sunsetting” of Python 2. Spectra Logic currently provides a BlackPearl Software Development Kit (SDK) using Python 2. With the announced sunsetting of Python 2, Spectra Logic will no longer provide future releases of the Python 2 SDK to match future releases of BlackPearl. This means that any changes or updates to the BlackPearl API will not be available via the Python 2 SDK. The Python 2 SDK should continue to work with future versions of BlackPearl (5.2, 5.3, etc.) until the 6.0 release, at which time there will be changes to the BlackPearl API that will cause the Python 2 SDK to no longer work. There are no plans for a BlackPearl 6.0 release at this time. Whole number changes in the BlackPearl release number (e.g. 5.x, 6.x) indicate breaking API changes.
Customers should work to update to the Python 3 SDK as soon as possible.
Spectra Logic may choose to address bug fixes in the latest Python 2 SDK on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact the Spectra Logic Developer program if you have any questions or concerns.