[Python-checkins] python/dist/src/PC/os2emx README.os2emx, 126.96.36.199,
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--- README.os2emx 11 Apr 2004 12:13:53 -0000 22.214.171.124
+++ README.os2emx 17 Jan 2005 13:06:27 -0000 126.96.36.199
@@ -1,24 +1,20 @@
-This is a port of Python 2.3.4 to OS/2 using the EMX development tools
+This is a port of Python 2.3.5 to OS/2 using the EMX development tools
What's new since the previous release
-- AF_UNIX (Unix domain, or local IPC) sockets now supported.
-- a core-dump causing bug associated with file buffers has been
-- added support for os.spawnvp(), os.spawnvpe(), os.spawnlp()
- and os.spawnlpe().
+- thread stack size is now a compile-time tunable
Licenses and info about Python and EMX
-Please read the file README.Python-2.3.3 included in this package for
-information about Python 2.3.3. This file is the README file from the
-Python 2.3.3 source distribution available via http://www.python.org/
-and its mirrors. The file LICENCE.Python-2.3.3 is the text of the Licence
-from the Python 2.3.3 source distribution.
+Please read the file README.Python-2.3.5 included in this package for
+information about Python 2.3.5. This file is the README file from the
+Python 2.3.5 source distribution available via http://www.python.org/
+and its mirrors. The file LICENCE.Python-2.3.5 is the text of the Licence
+from the Python 2.3.5 source distribution.
Note that the EMX package that this package depends on is released under
the GNU General Public Licence. Please refer to the documentation
@@ -80,7 +76,7 @@
- GNU Readline (Kai Uwe Rommel's port available from Hobbes or LEO, v2.1)
- GNU GDBM (Kai Uwe Rommel's port available from Hobbes or LEO, v1.7.3)
- zlib (derived from Hung-Chi Chu's port of v1.1.3, v1.1.4)
-- expat (distributed with Python, v1.95.6)
+- expat (distributed with Python, v1.95.7)
- GNU MP (Peter Meerwald's port available from LEO, v2.0.2)
- GNU UFC (Kai Uwe Rommel's port available from LEO, v2.0.4)
@@ -153,7 +149,7 @@
Upstream source patches:
-No updates to the Python 2.3.3 release have become available.
+No updates to the Python 2.3.5 release have become available.
Eberhard Mattes' EMXFIX04 update to his EMX 0.9d tools suite includes
bug fixes for the BSD DB library. The bsddb module included in this
@@ -162,7 +158,7 @@
Library and other distributed Python code:
The Python standard library lives in the Lib directory. All the standard
-library code included with the Python 2.3.3 source distribution is included
+library code included with the Python 2.3.5 source distribution is included
in the binary archive, with the exception of the dos-8x3 and tkinter
subdirectories which have been omitted to reduce the size of the binary
archive - the dos-8x3 components are unnecessary duplicates and Tkinter
@@ -177,7 +173,7 @@
also been omitted.
All subdirectories omitted from the binary archive can be reconstituted
-from the Python 2.3.3 source distribution, if desired.
+from the Python 2.3.5 source distribution, if desired.
Support for building Python extensions:
@@ -195,15 +191,15 @@
This port is packaged as follows:
-- python-2.3.3-os2emx-bin-03????.zip (binaries, library modules)
-- python-2.3.3-os2emx-src-03???? (patches+makefiles for non-Python code)
+- python-2.3.5-os2emx-bin-03????.zip (binaries, library modules)
+- python-2.3.5-os2emx-src-03???? (patches+makefiles for non-Python code)
As all the Python specific patches for the port are now part of the
Python release tarball, only the patches and makefiles involved in
building external libraries for optional extensions are included in
the source archive.
-Documentation for the Python language, as well as the Python 2.3.3
+Documentation for the Python language, as well as the Python 2.3.5
source distibution, can be obtained from the Python website
(http://www.python.org/) or the Python project pages at Sourceforge
@@ -257,8 +253,8 @@
you can change into the Python home directory and run the COMPILEALL.CMD
-You can execute the regression tests included with the Python 2.3.3 source
-distribution by changing to the Python 2.3.3 home directory and executing the
+You can execute the regression tests included with the Python 2.3.5 source
+distribution by changing to the Python 2.3.5 home directory and executing the
REGRTEST.CMD batch file. The following tests are known to fail at this
- test_mhlib (I don't know of any port of MH to OS/2);
@@ -304,7 +300,7 @@
1. decide if you need to change the location of the Python installation.
If you wish to do this, set the value of the Makefile variable LIB_DIR
to the directory you wish to use for PYTHONHOME
- (eg /usr/local/lib/python2.3.3).
+ (eg /usr/local/lib/python2.3.5).
If you want Python to find its library without the PYTHONHOME
environment variable set, set the value of the Makefile variable
@@ -642,6 +638,18 @@
- unlike Unix, the socket endpoints don't exist in the filesystem;
- by default, sockets are in binary mode.
+26. Threads have separate stacks from the primary thread, and the
+thread stack has been hardcoded to 64k bytes. As this is insufficient
+for some applications, such as Zope/Plone, the thread stack size has
+been made a compile-time tunable.
+The Makefile contains a commented out statement that, when uncommented,
+will set the thread stack size to 128k bytes. The value used should be
+adjusted to suit the requirements. The EMX documentation indicates
+that thread stack size should be at least 32768 (32k) bytes, but the
+default value of 64k bytes should be considered a practical minimum.
... probably other issues that I've not encountered, or don't remember :-(
If you encounter other difficulties with this port, which can be
@@ -665,7 +673,9 @@
- the BDFL, Guido van Rossum, and crew for Python;
- Dr David Mertz, for trying out a pre-release of this port;
- the Python-list/comp.lang.python community;
-- John Poltorak, for input about pwd/grp.
+- John Poltorak, for input about pwd/grp;
+- Ted Sikora & John Poltorak for persisting in bringing Mailman
+ Zope & Plone to OS/2.
@@ -681,4 +691,4 @@
E-mail: andymac at bullseye.apana.org.au, or andymac at pcug.org.au
-11 April, 2004.
+17 January, 2005.
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