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Re: Requiring Python 2.6 (was: Re: svn commit: r35458 - in branches/python-3-compatibility: . build subversion/bindings/swig subversion/tests/cmdline subversion/tests/cmdline/svntest tools/hook-scripts)

From: David James <james82_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:42:16 -0700

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 1:04 PM, David James <james82_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 11:25 AM, Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis
>> <Arfrever.FTA_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On the 'python-3-compatibility' branch:
>>> Require Python >=2.6.
>>> (Actually Python <2.6 wasn't supported earlier.)
>>
>> Hi Arfrever,
>>
>> Is it possible to support Python 3.0 without breaking compatibility
>> with Python 2.4? I know that a lot of people are still using Python
>> 2.4, and I expect that this will still be the case when Subversion 1.7
>> comes out. (In particular, Python 2.4 compatibility is important for
>> the bindings, but I expect that folks will also want to be able to run
>> the test suite and build system.)
>>
>> Many users of Subversion use Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and upgrade to
>> new versions of RHEL about once every four years (when their version
>> of RHEL exits its "Production 1" phase). If users follow this
>> schedule, they will still be using Python 2.4 until at least March 31,
>> 2011 (see http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/).
>
> I do not think RHEL 5 even has Python 2.4.  We had to apply a patch to
> Subversion when we built 1.6 so that we could still support the Python
> included in RHEL 4/5.

AFAIK, RHEL 4 uses Python 2.3, but RHEL 5 uses Python 2.4. See

  http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/8965075/com/python-2.3.4-14.7.el4.x86_64.rpm.html
  http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/8081126/com/python-2.4.3-21.el5.x86_64.rpm.html

I don't know what version of Python RHEL 6 will have.

Cheers,

David

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