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Re: Bumping Python requirement to (at least) 2.2

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-10-18 04:35:33 CEST

David Glasser wrote:
> We currently require Python only for the build-from-checkout and test
> system, not for building from tarballs. We require 2.2 for Windows
> and 2.0 for Unix.
>
> Here is a timeline:
> 21-Dec-2001: Python 2.2 released.
> 23-Feb-2004: Subversion 1.0.0 released.
> 30-Nov-2004: Python 2.4 released.
> 17-Oct-2007: I am writing these words.
>
> I think we should bump the Python requirement to at least 2.2, if not
> 2.4. This will let us use modern features like subprocess (which
> comes with 2.4 and works with 2.2) in the test suite. There's a nice
> table in http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0291/ which shows what
> language features we would be able to use.

I suggest bumping to 2.2 since RHEL 4, which is still in a lot of places, is on
2.3. To have to build Python 2.4 or greater just to test svn on RHEL 4 would be
a pain.

So bump to Python 2.2 but include subprocess.py with the svn test suite.

Blair

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