[Linaro-dev] Python2.5 compatibilty requirement for the Infrastructure Team
james.westby at canonical.com
Thu Jul 1 15:38:12 BST 2010
On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 13:43:40 +0200, Zygmunt Bazyli Krynicki <zygmunt.krynicki at linaro.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> Our current developer guidelines for python development state that we
> should support both python2.5 and python2.6.
> I'd like to ask if python2.5 can be dropped from the list. I just took
> the steps required to test python2.5 (and removed 2.6-only features in
> the process). I had to use Hardy VM to do so because python 2.5 is no
> longer available in the Lucid archive. Doing additional testing in a VM
> is cumbersome and error-prone as we can accidentally slip in a 2.6-only
> code or trigger 2.5 bug we didn't know about and it might go untested.
> Can we rationalise the requirements for supporting python2.5 and if so,
> devise a sensible testing plan for our python development?
Something like buildbot/hudson would be more appropriate than each
developer having a 2.5 VM.
The aim of supporting 2.5 is to allow it to be used on machines that
aren't running the latest release. We won't control the deployment
environment in all cases.
I would actually lean towards supporting 2.4 too, but there is
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