[Python-Dev] Re: ATTENTION! Releasing Python 2.2.2 in a few weeks
Mon, 23 Sep 2002 10:43:41 -0600
>Thanks. In addition, I was hoping to hear about your timeline (when
>do you expect to release PyTie?) and a hint on the 3rd party packages
>you're thinking of adding. Also a list of target platforms for which
>PyTie must absolutely work. (Note e.g. that we just discovered a
>problem with Solaris and the latest version of binutils (2.13), which
>seems to be used by the latest GCC version (3.2 IIRC) but is also
>separately downloadable. The bug is in binutils 2.13. Is this
>*combination* (Solaris + binutils 2.13) a target platform? If so, you
>might want to use a different approach than we plan to do for Python
>2.3 and 2.2.2 (which is merely to bail out if a certain test dumps
>core during configuration).
gcc 3.2 requires binutils 2.12 or better; it doesn't
have a specific requirement on 2.13. However the
sunfreeware bundle may bump bintuils to 2.13 (I haven't
checked what's going on there for a long time).
Sadly, the 2.13 release message indicates the purpose
is (only) to support a new platform and says nothing about
clever little modifications behind the scenes, like changing
default linker options so that relocation tables
are built differently (sigh).