Hi, that was me fixing Oracle Solaris related issues.

To be completely honest, I wasn't sure if you would be interested in some of our patches, because I thought that Python works without issues on Illumos based systems and our patches might be very Oracle Solaris specific. It seems that I was wrong (especially if I am the only one making more Solaris fixes) - and looking at the OpenIndiana repo confirms that suspicion because their Python 3.7 is almost exact copy of our repo with the same patches fixing the same issues.

I am more than happy to help with Solaris related Python development. It seems like Illumos is still pretty similar, hitting the same issues, so we don't have to be afraid that fixes for one will break the other (especially once/if Illumos build bot will be available). I will do more of those first three points you mentioned and also upstream more of our patches, of which we have several (https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland/tree/master/components/python/python39/).

Also, as mentioned in the bug tracker, we are looking at how to provide build bots running on Oracle Solaris.


pá 30. 10. 2020 v 13:54 odesílatel Victor Stinner <vstinner@python.org> napsal:
Hi Ronald,

Le ven. 30 oct. 2020 à 12:59, Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren@mac.com> a écrit :
> I agree. That’s what I tried to write, its not just providing a buildbot but also making sure that it keeps working and stays green.

This is really great!

Jesús Cea Avión is also a volunteer to maintain the Solaris (see the bpo).

Moreover, it seems like some people would like to provide servers to
run a Solaris buildbot. Example:

Two volunteer core developers and at least one buildbot would help a
lot to ensure that Python is working on Solaris for real, and reduce
the number of open Solaris issues. If it happens, I'm perfectly fine
with keeping Solaris support.

I also hope that more people will contribute to maintain the code, not
only Ronald and Jesús. Many people wrote to me that Python is a key
component of Illumos (the package manager is written in Python). So
maybe Python on Illumos deserves some love?

There are many ways to contribute to the Solaris support of Python:

* Comment Solaris issues (bugs.python.org, search for "Solaris" in the title)
* Propose PRs to fix issues or implement Solaris specific features
* Review Solaris PRs
* Provide Solaris servers accessible to Python core developers (SSH access)
* Donate to the CPython project:

  * https://www.python.org/psf/donations/python-dev/
  * https://github.com/sponsors/python

* etc.

See also the https://devguide.python.org/ if you would like to
contribute to Python.

By the way, thanks Jakub Kulík (CC-ed to this email) who fixed
multiple Solaris issues in the last 2 years ;-)

Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death.