> On 29 Oct 2020, at 22:43, Victor Stinner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I propose to drop the Solaris support in Python to reduce the Python
> maintenance burden:
> I wrote a draft PR to show how much code could be removed (around 700
> lines in 65 files):
A significant fraction of that is in comments and documentation. A number of the changes in documentation would be good to go in regardless of the resolution of this proposal.
> In 2016, I asked if we still wanted to maintain the Solaris support in
> Python, because Solaris buildbots were failing for longer than 6
> months and nobody was able to fix them. It was requested to find a
> core developer volunteer to fix Solaris issues and to set up a Solaris
> Four years later, nothing has happened. Moreover, in 2018, Oracle laid
> off the Solaris development engineering staff. There are around 25
> open Python bugs specific to Solaris.
As another data point: There is someone on BPO that files issues about Solaris on BPO, including PRs. It might be worthwhile to ask that person if they can provide a buildbot (while making clear that this results in the assumption that they’d look after Solaris port).
If Solaris would get dropped I’d prefer option 2
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