[mod_python] Re: Dropping of support for non threaded Python.

Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy grisha at apache.org
Tue Jul 22 16:11:22 EDT 2008

+1 on both dropping non-thread and bumping version


On Mon, 21 Jul 2008, Graham Dumpleton wrote:

> For reasons unknown, I am having a go at fixing:
>  http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-217
>  http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-177
> One of the problems in making these changes and in the maintainability
> of the mod_python code base is that it still tries to support a Python
> installation that has deliberately not had thread support built in.
>> From what I have seen it has now been many years since any
> distribution has deliberately disabled threading in Python. Last
> platform to do it were some of the BSD platforms, but these days they
> build with threaded Python as far as I know.
> Consequently, I would like to drop the code which supports a non
> threaded Python installation. This would get rid of a whole bunch of
> #if conditionals and code variants and make making changes to Python a
> lot easier. As is, don't know that the unthreaded code has even been
> tested for a release since 3.1.X days and thus it may not even work
> anyway.
> Because of this and nature of changes being made, would also like to
> bump version for mod_python in subversion up to 3.4.X as it isn't
> going to be a trivial bug fix relative to 3.3.1.
> Comments.
> Graham

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