[webkit-dev] minimum python version to support

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sun Mar 7 17:32:59 PST 2010

On Mar 7, 2010, at 3:18 PM, Chris Jerdonek wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 6:43 PM, David Kilzer <ddkilzer at webkit.org>  
> wrote:
>> On Thu, March 4, 2010 at 5:35:08 PM, William Siegrist wrote:
>>> 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.
> That sounds great.  Thanks a lot, Dave and Bill.  So does it seem safe
> to say, then, that folks on 2.3 can upgrade if it ever becomes
> necessary to use one of the tools?

I'd prefer that we provide an easy means to do the install of Python  
2.6 (ideally a single script you can run, and ideally without  
affecting the system copy), rather than making every Tiger developer  
figure it out on their own.


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