Le ven. 30 oct. 2020 à 12:59, Ronald Oussoren email@example.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: https://bugs.python.org/issue42173#msg379895
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:
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 ;-)