[SAMBA4] Python 2.3 support status

Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer mdw at samba.org
Thu Feb 4 02:43:22 MST 2010

I think no one really cares about. Only I did when I tested with CentOS 4.

Well, let us remove this support. I will try to provide some patches 
which remove the compatibility parts.


Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> Samba 4 used to have support for linking against Python 2.3. It seems
> like this support has been broken for quite a while now, without anybody
> noticing. All of the buildfarm hosts that had python 2.3 installed
> appear to have been upgraded to 2.4 by now.
> At this point, I think we should either decide to drop support for
> Python 2.3 - and remove the backwards compatibility code we added for
> 2.3 - or fix the backwards compatibility for Python 2.3.
> Python 2.4 was released in 2004 and is widely available. With this in
> mind and given the fact that nobody seems to have cared about the
> existing brokenness of 2.3, I propose to remove support for Python 2.3
> and require at least 2.4. Any objections?
> Cheers,
> Jelmer

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