[webkit-dev] Python on the Tiger build bot

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Mon May 10 23:01:14 PDT 2010

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 2:25 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> My feeling about requiring a higher Python version for Tiger remains this:
> "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."
> http://www.mail-archive.com/webkit-dev@lists.webkit.org/msg10331.html
> For those of us who still need to support Tiger, it would be a huge hassle
> to have to figure out how to update Python manually to even run the layout
> tests. The fact that it's not a primary development platform doesn't mean
> that it's ok to add stumbling blocks to the development process. In fact, it
> kinda makes it less ok, because then it takes more work to shift gears when
> fixing a Tiger-specific bug.


> At minimum, there should be instructions here, and ideally the install
> should be one step:
> http://webkit.org/building/tools.html



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