Gratitude due to Red Hat? More work for the PBF?

Trond Eivind Glomsrød teg at
Wed Aug 28 17:33:38 CEST 2002

Cliff Wells <LogiplexSoftware at> writes:

> On Tue, 2002-08-20 at 01:59, Steve Holden wrote:
> > I'm a little hesitant to say this, but today (while, of all things, putting
> > a sales proposal together) I realised that my attitude to the "Red Hat comes
> > with 1.5.2" question has now altered. When considering a hosting environment
> > I am happy to *exclude* any company who can only offer 1.5.2, as they are
> > clearly not serious about supporting the language environment. This is a
> > positive thing, as supporting Python isn't yet a common enough skill to be
> > available from the Interlands and the like.
> I submitted a bug report to RH regarding this issue and was basically
> brushed off with "the RH tools that depend on Python should all work
> with 2.x if you install all the required packages" [required packages
> thoughtfully omitted].  Heaven forbid *they* should fix anything.

Fixing it would mean it was a problem.

A program originally using python 1.5 and newt would, in almost all cases, work
just as well with python 2.1 if the newt module was available.

Trond Eivind Glomsrød
Red Hat, Inc.

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