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

Mark Roddy markroddy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 14:51:34 UTC 2008

This would be for the master only right?  Our slaves run Python 2.3 as
that's what our software that gets tested requires.


On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 4:24 AM, Marcus Lindblom <macke at yar.nu> wrote:
> Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:
>> 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?
> Nope. We run the master on Python 2.4/OpenBSD at the moment but we're
> due for an upgrade anyway. :)
> Cheers,
> /Marcus
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