[XML-SIG] Dropping Python 1.5 support in PyXML

Trond Eivind Glomsrød teg@redhat.com
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 10:21:17 -0500 (EST)

On 27 Mar 2002, Martin v. Loewis wrote:

> Daniel Veillard <veillard@redhat.com> writes:
> >   We ship 1.5 as the default Python. There is also python2 packages
> > which have been upgraded to 2.2 and hence should include PyXML.
> Atleast the parts of PyXML that have migrated into Python. I guess you
> don't have a separate PyXML package, then (e.g. PyXML 0.6.6).

We do. Like all other python modules, this is compiled against the 
standard python on the system, Python 1.5. Hence the problem. PyXML is at 
0.7. We also ship 4Suite.

> Thanks for the information. It appears that PyXML users, if 1.5
> support is dropped, could use it only with the 2.x installation, which
> I find acceptable.

The python 2.2 package is not installed by default, does not have any 
support modules (like database modules, newt, 4Suite, PyXML etc) and is 
not used by our programs (some of which use PyXML/4Suite). We could drop 
python 2.2 today and have no impact - nothing uses it, it's there only as 
a preview for those interested.

Trond Eivind Glomsrød
Red Hat, Inc.