[Grok-dev] How do I add Python 2.6 support to Grok?

Alec Munro alecmunro at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 13:46:11 EST 2009

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:05 AM, Martijn Faassen
<faassen at startifact.com> wrote:
> Alec Munro wrote:
>> No. We use a lot of ternary statements, and some of our other software
>> has bugs that are fixed by 2.6, but we can work around those if
>> necessary. I'll start testing with 2.5.
>> I'm principally annoyed that the version dependencies, and reasons
>> thereof, seem to be so difficult to address. As far as I can tell,4
>> out of my 5 problems could be solved very easily:
>>  - 325353: For requiring Visual C++ to build zope.security, isn't this
>> just a matter of someone providing a prebuilt binary to pypi?
> Hm, I know that the Zope developers are building them open source tools
> to build the eggs, so perhaps Python 2.6 is creating some issues?
> This is a zope framework issues so I've also added your issue to the
> Zope 3 bug tracker. This probably is best discussed on zope-dev; if you
> don't hear any responses drop me a mail and I'll help out.
> It reminds me we should ensure for Grok 1.0 that all binary eggs are
> available for Python 2.5 and Python 2.4 on Windows:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/grok/+bug/332076
>>  - 317081: Requiring ~\.buildout\default.cfg to use "Docume~1",
>> instead of "Documents and Settings". Seems like this should be an easy
>> fix, and I should hope is already fixed somewhere.
> I've reported that workaround on the issue so that potential fixers can
> take a look.
>>  - For the egg package version changes, these may already be in the trunk.
> Could you be more specific? If not I want to know what the problem is. :)
> Thanks for bringing up these issues in a summary, I think it's very
> useful to do that. I had missed much of the previous discussions apparently.
> We keep dropping the ball on our Windows support. I think what we need
> is someone who can actively help with testing and fixing bugs on
> Windows, and helps to keep the Windows-related issues on our collective
> radar. Any volunteers?

I talked to my boss about this, and he's ok if my team takes this on.
Should we take this discussion off-list to firm up the particulars?


> Regards,
> Martijn
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