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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Bug 119384 : Python update coming after 3.4.1 release
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:07:29 GMT
Thank you Ariel.

I will see if I can split the patches according to the LF type to solve that issue :(.

Pedro.



>________________________________
> From: Ariel Constenla-Haile <arielch@apache.org>
>To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org 
>Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:48 PM
>Subject: Re: Bug 119384 : Python update coming after 3.4.1 release
> 
>Hi Pedro,
>
>On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 03:20:44PM -0700, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
>> Hello guys;
>> 
>> With some help from Hanya I have been slowly working on an update
>> to our internal Python. The patch is rather big but it is necessary
>> because:
>> 
>> - The older 2.6.1 python is basically unsupported upstream.
>> - Newer versions of python have better performance and solve
>> security issues.
>> - The world will be moving at some point to Python 3 and as
>> part of the migration path the Python developers have been adding
>> some compatibility in late 2.6.x and 2.7.x versions.
>> 
>> The update takes python to version 2.7.3 which means nothing
>> will break but we can start using some Python 3 features.
>> 
>> Unfortunately, due to some brokenness in GNU patch which
>> cannot handle some CRLF changes upstream, we will lose
>> a change to support SSL on the internal python but it doesn't
>> seem critical at this time.
>
>Most SMTP servers use secure connection. A Python without SSL will
>likely break the mail merge functionality of many users.
>
>
>Regards
>-- 
>Ariel Constenla-Haile
>La Plata, Argentina
>
>
>
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