On 11.03.2022 13:52, Christian Heimes wrote:
On 11/03/2022 10.18, Marc-Andre Lemburg wrote:
I think the list is missing some important platforms which we do support (looking at configure):
- Linux on 32-bit ARM platforms, e.g. for Raspberry Pis
- Linux on Android
- musl instead of glibc for Linux, e.g. for Alpine images
These platforms are missing on purpose. None of these platforms have a stable buildbot and tests are failing on most of them.
- Greg is running an unstable buildbot on an RPi at home, so RPi may fit into
- Alpine / musl is not supported, because our test suite is failing due to bugs
and missing features in musl libc.
- NetBSD and OpenBSD are in a similar state as Alpine: no stable buildbot and
AFAIK tests are failing
Android is no longer actively maintained
Cygwin and MinGW are officially unsupported, see bpo-45537 and bpo-45538
If there are people in the community who wish to provide support for these platforms, I don't see a reason not to keep them in a tier 4. Such platforms would not be supported by the core team and don't necessarily need a buildbot (even though it would be good to have them).
I find it problematic that the way Brett has written the proposal essentially means that we will not accept any PRs to help support platforms which are not listed in the tables. Could be that I misinterpreted his writeup, though.
Esp. Android and possibly iOS are platforms which Python should be targeting in the future, since the story for Python on those platforms currently is pretty. We shouldn't make it harder to eventually gain such support and hopefully find new core devs who can maintain them to become fully supported.