[Buildbot-devel] Increase Twisted Requirement?

Itamar O itamarost at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 15:09:58 UTC 2010

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 5:52 PM, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at zmanda.com>wrote:

> I'm looking into testing buildbot against older versions of Twisted.
> We declare support all the way back to 2.5.0, although TwistedMatrix
> only lists back to 8.1.0 on the downloads page.  2.5.0 was released
> 1/2007, and 8.0.0 in 3/2008.
> Which lead me to thinking: does anyone actually *use* such ancient
> versions of Twisted anymore?  If not, can we bump up the required
> version to 8.1.0?
> If nobody objects, I'll make the change.
> Dustin

Personally I don't object (I use Twisted 10..),
but I think it's not just a question of ancient-ness,
but more a question of cost-benefit.
- How much code exists just to allow supporting old versions,
  and what's the "cost" of maintaining that code?
- Is there any gain in dropping support of old versions?
  Ability to use features from newer versions?

Just my 2c :-)

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