Title: Add documention mentioning that Cygwin isn't fully compatible
Type: Stage: needs patch
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.8, Python 3.7, Python 3.6, Python 2.7
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, jayyin11043, r.david.murray
Priority: normal Keywords: easy

Created on 2018-02-12 21:12 by jayyin11043, last changed 2018-02-12 22:00 by jayyin11043.

Messages (3)
msg312080 - (view) Author: Jay Yin (jayyin11043) * Date: 2018-02-12 21:12
I didn't find any documentation stating that Cygwin isn't currently compatible with building, I was wondering if it would be good to add documentation stating this and that it would be an area requiring help.
msg312083 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2018-02-12 21:56
We don't (can't) document everything we're *not* compatible with, we can only realisticly document what we support.  I thought we did that, but all I can find at the moment is PEP 11, which you are correct, does not list cygwin as a no-longer-supported platform (although we'd like to support it, see the many issues in this tracker about it).
msg312084 - (view) Author: Jay Yin (jayyin11043) * Date: 2018-02-12 22:00
ah I see, hence the *currently* incompatible, there must be some way of tracking areas in need of help without having to use the search, kind of like the way Github uses labels.
Date User Action Args
2018-02-12 22:00:10jayyin11043settype: enhancement ->
messages: + msg312084
2018-02-12 21:56:46r.david.murraysetnosy: + r.david.murray
messages: + msg312083
2018-02-12 21:16:18christian.heimessetkeywords: + easy
stage: needs patch
type: enhancement
versions: - Python 3.4, Python 3.5
2018-02-12 21:12:23jayyin11043create