[Python-Dev] Snake farm

Neal Norwitz neal@metaslash.com
Sat, 02 Nov 2002 18:51:01 -0500

As some of you may have noticed, I recently checked in a bunch of
fixes that deal with portability.  I have been granted access to the
snake farm, which allows me to test python on different architectures.

The snake farm architectures include:

        HPUX 11
        AIX 4.2 & 4.3
        Linux 2.4 & 2.2/Alpha
        Solaris 8
        SunOS 4.1.1

I am mostly testing 2.3, but can test 2.2 as well.

Right now, there is no easy way to tell if a bug on SF is specific to
a particular OS/architecture.  There are already Macintosh and Windows
categories, perhaps a UNIX category should be added?  In the meantime,
feel free to assign UNIX platform specific problems to me.  I know
there are some FreeBSD problems.  There is a FreeBSD machine in the SF
compile farm (ssh to compile.sf.net).  Just in case someone wants to
try to fix the FreeBSD bugs. :-)