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Re: RFC: Change minimum Python requirement to 2.?

From: Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz_at_apache.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:20:52 -0800

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> We're expecting effort to support Python < 2.4, with no measurable
> return on our work. We don't know that anybody *needs* to use old
> versions.
>
> We should just switch to Python 2.4. The requirement is only for devs
> and packagers. NOT for users. This is quite a small group of people,
> relatively speaking. I think we can expect any of these people to have
> Python 2.4 handy.

It's also possible that many packagers would not need Python either -
they could conceivably just take the official releases (produced by an
RM who has Python 2.4+) and apply the packaging on top of that.

Since the thread started with gen-make.py, I don't know if this also
implies altering the requirements for the Python test suites which
*could* much more conceivably be run by users and packagers. However,
I think it's completely fair to say that in order to run the test
suites for Subversion 1.6+, you are required to use Python 2.4+. If
you're running the test suites, welcome - you're now a developer. =)

> At this point, we haven't heard anybody come up with a scenario for <
> 2.4, so let's make the switch.

+1. -- justin
Received on 2009-01-13 23:21:11 CET

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