[Buildbot-devel] Python-2.5 compatibility with 0.9.0?

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Tue Nov 26 00:33:02 UTC 2013

We ran into some minor compatibility problems with Python-2.5 today,
in the nine branch.  They're not hard to fix -- just some 2.6-only
syntax -- but I ran into a lot of trouble trying to dust off my old
Python-2.5 virtualenv to test them.  Coincidentally, Travis-CI
recently dropped its Python-2.5 support, so Buidbot pull requests are
no longer automatically tested against that version.  The metabuildbot
still runs some slaves with Python-2.5, though.

My thinking is, we should continue to support 2.5 as best we can in
Buildbot-0.8.x, but not support it in nine.
https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/pull/982 would do just that.


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