On Friday 16 Juli 2010 Matthew Barnes wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 15:54 +0200, Christian Hilberg wrote:
> > Within our project it has been brought up that POSIX shell scripts might
> > be a good choice in order to keep a low profile depencency-wise.
> > Personally, I would prefer a higher-level scripting language which will
> > offer more facility (esp. when it comes to mocking certain services or
> > other complex things which will be a little bit painful to do in shell
> > scripts). Nonetheless, I can perfectly understand the reasons if one
> > prefers POSIX shell or something the like.
> I think Python would be the most palatable choice for GNOME software.
> And you should be able to rig up a mock service pretty easily with the
> libraries it provides.

python has been accepted as the one single language for scripting within the 
evolution-kolab project, with an if-ever-needed-fallback, which is POSIX shell 
script (which we will try to avoid since python should be even more portable 
today than POSIX shell scripts are).

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