Manual:Pywikibot/Compatibility

This page summarizes Pywikibot compatibility with Python and MediaWiki. Python 3.5.3 or higher is currently required to run the bot, but Python 3.6 or higher is recommended.

Branches, releases – Python and MediaWiki deprecation graphEdit

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Branches – Python support tableEdit

Pywikibot branch
master
8.1.0
stable
8.0.0
python2
3.0.20200703
Deployed February 2023
Comment Current branch for developing and testing. Use it on your own risks but any bug reports are welcomed. Stable branch for production systems; updated monthly after passing unit tests. Stable branch for production systems running in Python 2 environment. No longer updated; does not support current Wikimedia sites any longer..
MediaWiki version supported 1.27–1.40 1.27–1.40 1.14–1.35
Python version
<= 2.7.3 no support no support
2.7.4 – 2.7.18 OK *)
3.0 – 3.3 no support
3.4 OK *)
3.5.0 – 3.5.10
3.6.0 – 3.8.5 OK
3.8.6 – 3.12, PyPy OK no support

Releases – Python and MediaWiki support tableEdit


Pywikibot Release date Python MediaWiki
3.0.20190722 2.7, 3.4–3.7 1.14–1.34
3.0.20200111 2.7, 3.4*)–3.8 1.14–1.35
3.0.20200508 2.7, 3.4*)–3.8 1.14–1.35
3.0.20200609 2.7, 3.4*)–3.8 1.14–1.35
3.0.20200703
python2
2.7, 3.4*)–3.8 1.14–1.35
4.0.0 3.5–3.8 1.14–1.35
4.1.0 3.5–3.9 1.14–1.36
4.1.1 3.5–3.9 1.14–1.36
4.2.0 3.5–3.9 1.14–1.36
4.3.0 3.5–3.9 1.14–1.36
5.0.0 3.5–3.9 1.19–1.36
5.1.0 3.5–3.9 1.19–1.36
5.2.0 3.5–3.9 1.19–1.36
5.3.0 3.5–3.10 1.19–1.36
5.4.0 3.5–3.10 1.19–1.36
5.5.0 3.5–3.10 1.19–1.36
5.6.0 3.5–3.10 1.19–1.36
6.0.0 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.36
6.0.1 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.36
6.1.0 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.36
6.2.0 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.36
6.3.0 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.36
6.4.0 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.36
6.5.0 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.36
6.6.0 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.36
6.6.1 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.37
6.6.2 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.37
6.6.3 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.37
6.6.4 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.37
6.6.5 3.5–3.10 1.23–1.37
7.0.0**) 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.38
7.1.0 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.1.1 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.2.0 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.2.1 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.3.0 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.4.0 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.5.0 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.5.1 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.5.2 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.6.0 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.7.0 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.7.1 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.7.2 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
7.7.3 3.5.3–3.11, PyPy 1.23–1.39
8.0.0
stable
3.6.1–3.12, PyPy 1.27–1.40
8.1.0**)
master
3.6.1–3.12, PyPy 1.27–1.40
9.0.0**)
future release
3.7.0–3.13, PyPy 1.27–1.40

*) Already desupported and not tested.
**) Breaking change where most deprecations are dropped.