[webkit-dev] Python on the Tiger build bot

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Mon May 10 23:07:23 PDT 2010

On May 10, 2010, at 11:01 PM, Eric Seidel wrote:

> 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.
> Provided:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38886
>> At minimum, there should be instructions here, and ideally the  
>> install
>> should be one step:
>> http://webkit.org/building/tools.html
> Provided:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38822

Yay thanks! (Will try to review these later if no one beats me.)


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