[webkit-dev] minimum python version to support

David Levin levin at chromium.org
Wed Mar 3 15:47:01 PST 2010

I think it depends on the tool.

Since tiger is still supported by webkit (it is in the buildbot), then any
script that run during the build or running layout tests would need to run
on python 2.3.5. (The version that shipped with Tiger.)

Some development still happens on Leopard (I think), so it seems like
general development tools should support python 2.5.1.


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Chris Jerdonek <cjerdonek at webkit.org> wrote:

> Recently, there has been some off-list discussion about the minimum
> Python version WebKit should support (i.e. for the Python scripts in
> WebKitTools/Scripts).
> Up to this point, we haven't been explicit about it.  This ambiguity
> has occasionally caused things to break for people using versions
> before Python 2.6.
> It seems pretty clear that we at least want to support Python 2.5.
> The question that still remains is how many people are using Python
> 2.4, and whether Python 2.4 is worth supporting.
> This thread collects a lot of the discussion:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35584
> Does anyone want us to support Python 2.4, or are people okay with Python
> 2.5?
> Thanks,
> --Chris
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