On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 12:36 AM Brett Cannon email@example.com wrote:
And now the PR is merged! https://github.com/python/peps/pull/2442
Wow! That's huge! Thanks you so much Brett for handling this heavy task! It has been discussed for like 5 years at least.
It's great to have a way more *practical* definition of platform support and rules to move platform support between the 3 tiers.
I am happy that Tier 3 was adopted for FreeBSD and the ppc64le arch.
It's also good that Solaris and AIX support is now well defined: they are not supported by Python, even if there are buildbots. Previously, a buildbot on python.org was seen as "this platform is supported by Python". I was confused by that and sometimes I didn't know if I *had to* fix AIX regressions for example.
Sadly, past experiences showed us that a lack of an *active* core dev fail to keep a platform supported in the long term. A core dev is required to fix regressions specific to a platform.