compatibility policy (was: About distribution maintainers)

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at
Tue Dec 14 19:04:07 GMT 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 06:42:04PM -0600, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:

> THe fix that has been posted to the debian bug tracker would work under
> python >=2.6 where ssl_wrap calls ssl.wrap() but it would fail to work
> under python 2.4 and python 2.5 where ssl_wrap calls socket.ssl() (which
> doesn't support those additional cert parameters). So there will be more
> work required if we want to remain python 2.4/5 compatible when using
> SSL.

Here is the new proposed policy. Keep compatibility up to python 2.6
only. If other developers want to compatibility to earlier versions,
they'll have to propose patches.

If nobody complain, we'll update the new (coming) REST documentation to
reflect this.

Nicolas Sebrecht

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