[Buildbot-devel] require python-2.5 on the server in Buildbot-1.0?

Axel Hecht l10n.moz at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 1 13:37:01 UTC 2008

I was thinking about the version requirements, too. I didn't go as far
as to say 2.5, I did think about dropping 2.3, though.

That might just be me not having enough guts.

FWIW, I think that our reference platforms are all on python 2.5 by
now here at mozilla.


2008/9/1 Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at zmanda.com>:
> Python-2.5 added PEP-342, which allows twisted's inlineCallbacks.
> With some extra support, these become a *really* expressive way to
> write complex asynchronous functions.
> I'd very much like to use this technique to make buildbot
> configuration files natural for a non-twisted programmer -- in
> particular, I'd like to write buildsteps this way.
> I'd also like to use this technique throughout the rest of buildbot,
> as it makes the code *much* more readable.  I just spent an hour
> converting code from this form to using deferredGenerators, and it has
> gotten a lot uglier and introduced a lot of irritating bugs.
> Given that 1.0 will probably be out around the same time as py3k, are
> there any strong objections to this?
> Dustin
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