[webkit-dev] minimum python version to support
ddkilzer at webkit.org
Fri Mar 5 18:43:37 PST 2010
On Thu, March 4, 2010 at 5:35:08 PM, William Siegrist wrote:
> On Mar 4, 2010, at 3:39 PM, Chris Jerdonek wrote:
> > [Resending from correct address.]
> > On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> >> 4) If we have a smooth way to do it, then locally installing a newer Python
> >> as part of the WebKit development process might be acceptable as a part of
> >> the WebKit. After all, everyone developing on Windows has to install it.
> > There is probably a smooth way. I used MacPorts on Snow Leopard to
> > install Python 2.4. This worked fine for me, and MacPorts says they
> > support Tiger:
> > For the purposes of this discussion, can we assume this approach will
> > work on Tiger and is acceptable (to install Python 2.5)? It would be
> > good to know the highest Python version that can be installed on Tiger
> > using MacPorts.
> Since I have a Tiger machine handy, I tested this and was able to build python
> 2.5.5 from MacPorts on a PowerPC. It takes a while, but it worked. I did not try
> python 2.6.
I've installed python 2.6.4 using MacPorts on my PowerBook G4 running Tiger 10.4.11, and it's worked find with webkit-patch the one or two times I tried it.
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