[webkit-dev] Removing Support for Python 2.5

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Thu Nov 17 17:22:39 PST 2011

(Sorry if we're spamming webkit-dev with this thread.  We can move it
to a Chromium infrastructure mailing list if we're bugging anyone.)

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 5:17 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Tony Chang <tony at chromium.org> wrote:
>>> new-run-webkit-httpd imports common/host.py which imports lots of stuff
>>> including common/net/buildbot.py, which will fail to import the json module.
>>> I would land smaller pieces so the rollback isn't as painful. :)
>> Adam appears to have listed the files:
>> http://codesearch.google.com/#search/&exact_package=chromium&q=new-run-webkit&type=cs
>> Can someone with chromium commit-bit, please move those 3 files to
>> call python 2.7 in whatever the proper way is, so we can move forward
>> here?
> 2.7? Aren't we just requiring 2.6? I don't think any of the Chromium
> bots can assume 2.7 (except for the ones Tony has upgraded), and none
> of my machines (except for maybe my Lion machine at home) even have
> 2.7 installed.

The pattern Tony used for new-run-webkit-tests was to detect whether
Python 2.7 was installed at a certain path before trying to use it.
That pattern seems like it would work in these cases too.  The one
tricky one is ui_test because the launcher is in C++.  Perhaps it
should call a wrapper script instead?


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