[Python-Dev] Most 3.x buildbots are green again, please don't break them and watch them!

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed Apr 13 12:43:31 EDT 2016

On Wed, 13 Apr 2016 at 06:14 Stefan Krah <stefan at bytereef.org> wrote:

> Victor Stinner <victor.stinner <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > Maybe it's time to move more 3.x buildbots to the "stable" category?
> > http://buildbot.python.org/all/waterfall?category=3.x.stable
> +1 I think anything that is actually stable should be in that category.
> > By the way, I don't understand why "AMD64 OpenIndiana 3.x" is
> > considered as stable since it's failing with multiple issues since
> > many months and nobody is working on these failures. I suggest to move
> > this buildbot back to the unstable category.
> +1 The bot was very stable and fast for some time but has been unstable
> for at least a year.
> > - PPC64 AIX 3.x: failing tests: test_httplib, test_httpservers,
> > test_socket, test_distutils, test_asyncio, (...); random timeout
> > failure in test_eintr, etc. I don't have access to AIX and I'm not
> > interested to acquire an AIX license, nor to install it. I'm not sure
> > that it's useful to have an AIX buildbot and no core developer have
> > access to AIX, and nobody is working on AIX failures. Maybe HP wants
> > to help us to support AIX? (Provide manpower, access to AIX servers,
> > or something like that.)
> Well, I think in this case it's the gcc AIX maintainer running it, so...
> I think we should have a policy to stop reporting issues on unstable
> bots unless someone has a concrete fix OR the bot maintainers are
> known to fix issues fast (but that does not seem to be the case).

Official policy per
https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0011/#supporting-platforms states that
there must be a core developer to maintain the compatibility, so if there's
no one helping to keep a particular buildbot green then I agree it should
be marked as unstable and thus not supported.
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