[Python-Dev] Re: RELEASED Python 2.3.1

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Fri Sep 26 12:59:28 EDT 2003

>>> "Jason R. Mastaler" wrote
> There's a workaround, but the problem is that I think I'll be the one
> bearing the brunt of this bug for who knows how long.  I've gotten
> about a half dozen problem reports about it already on the TMDA lists.
> TMDA uses os.fsync() in its mbox and Maildir delivery code, so
> practically every user will find their TMDA broken as soon as they
> install or upgrade to 2.3.1.  Since Python point releases are usually
> so solid, they don't consider it might be a bug in the interpreter,
> and assume it's a TMDA bug.  TMDA is just one example.  Repeat for the
> other packages out there which rely on os.fsync().

Hm. I ran the Zope2, Zope3, and Twisted test suites against the release
build before the release. I'm open to additional suggestions (I just 
grabbed tmda, but it doesn't have a test suite). In this case, the 
problem hopefully would've been picked up with a release candidate, but
I'm also happy to add additional slabs of test suites to run against 
code before it's released...


Anthony Baxter     <anthony at interlink.com.au>   
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list