On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:55 AM, Wichert Akkerman <wich...@wiggy.net> wrote:
> Previously Benji York wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Wichert Akkerman <wich...@wiggy.net> wrote:
>> > I want to suggest two changes to the standard release process:
>> > 1. use "sdist --formats=zip". This works around a nasty bug in the
>> > python 2.4 tarfile module which makes it skip files with a
>> > path of a specific length. This can make a release impossible to use.
>> The bug you refer to is indeed nasty, but (IIRC) was fixed in later
>> releases of 2.4. I'd rather not add yet another thing people have to
>> remember to do to make a release for the benefit of such a small
>> minority of end-users.
> It was introduced in the last release of 2.4. As far as I know there are
> no plans to make a new 2.4 point release.
That is most unfortunate.
Maybe we should officially drop 2.4 support instead.
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