[Twisted-Python] Dropping Python 2.4 support on Windows after 10.1

exarkun at twistedmatrix.com exarkun at twistedmatrix.com
Wed Jun 9 00:20:30 EDT 2010

Hey all,

I would like to propose that after Twisted 10.1 is released, we cease to 
claim support for Python 2.4 on any version of Windows.  This seems 
reasonable to me considering that Python 2.5 was first released in 
September of 2006 and that either Windows Python installations can be 
upgraded easily or very likely no upgrades are possible at all 
(specifically, no upgrades of Twisted).

The motivation for this is that we do not have the hardware resources to 
continue to test Twisted on Python 2.4 on Windows, particularly 
considering we will shortly want to begin testing on Python 2.7 on 
Windows.  If Windows/Python 2.4 support is important enough to anyone 
that they can offer to host the build slaves necessary to continue 
testing, then I'll withdraw the suggestion.

Lastly, I am not proposing dropping Python 2.4 support on any other 
platform (ie, Debian and Fedora).


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