On 30 Oct 2020, at 13:54, Victor Stinner <vstinner@python.org> wrote:

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!

Whoa, not so fast. I’m not volunteering work on Solaris support ;-).  There is another user on BPO that works on Solaris stuff, see https://bugs.python.org/issue41839.

I have worked with Solaris (and other “classic” UNIX systems) in the past, but haven’t do so in at least 15 years.  For me “cross-platform” means macOS, RHEL and Windows these days. 

That said, I’m willing to review Solaris PRs (time permitting) but cannot test if changes actually work.


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

That’s the BPO user I mentioned earlier :-)

P.S. Another platform to consider dropping is IRIX, I noticed in your PR that there’s still some support for that platform in the code base and according to wikipedia IRIX has been out of development for over 14 years (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRIX).