[webkit-dev] minimum python version to support

Chris Jerdonek cjerdonek at webkit.org
Sun Mar 7 17:47:02 PST 2010

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> 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.

Thanks, Maciej.  Certainly.  I created a wiki page recently where we
can put that information:


And it seems likely that we could turn those instructions into a
script over time.


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