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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: Bug 119384 : Python update coming after 3.4.1 release
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:48:36 GMT
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.

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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