A. Known Issues


1. On this platform, the stack size is significantly less compared to other platforms and hence deep recursions and high memory consuming operations may cause stack overflow.

2. Calling setsockopt() on UDP sockets requires that the application is signed with NETWORKCONTROL capability.

3. The file access time and modification time are same on Symbian and the same behavior is reflected in the utime module.

4. Using the Listbox widget in large/full screen mode results in an unrefreshed area at the bottom of the screen. This is a S60 platform limitation and as mentioned in the SDK documentation (http://www.forum.nokia.com/infocenter/index.jsp?topic=/S60_3rd_Edition_Cpp_Developers_Library/GUID-759FBC7F-5384-4487-8457-A8D4B76F6AA6/html/classCAknSelectionListDialog.html) it works only in the main pane.

Information about all known bugs can be got from here https://garage.maemo.org/tracker/?group_id=854.

Failing test cases:

Below is the summary of the standard regrtest Python module executed on this platform.

Table A.1: Failing test cases
Tests Comments
test_asynchat This test failed when tested on a 5th edition device and is under investigation. It works fine on 3rd edition and 3rd edition FP2 devices.
test_builtin test_cmp fails because of Stack Overflow
test_compiler testCompileLibrary, testLineNo fail because of Stack Overflow. Another reason for this fail is related to the zipping of all the standard Python files.
test_copy test_deepcopy_reflexive_dict, test_deepcopy_reflexive_list and test_deepcopy_reflexive_tuple fail because of Stack overflow
test_datetime time conversion issues in the dependent libraries
test_doctest Python bug (http://bugs.python.org/issue1540)
test_exceptions testInfiniteRecursions fail because of Stack Overflow
test_mailbox Under investigation
test_richcmp This fail is because of Stack overflow
test_tarfile Under investigation
test_time DST conversion issues in the dependent libraries
test_importhooks This fails because distutils module not supported.
test_pyclbr This fail is related to the zipping of all the standard Python files.
test_repr This fail is related to the zipping of all the standard Python files.
test_urllib2 This fail is related to the zipping of all the standard Python files.
test_urllib2net Under investigation

Skipped test cases:

These tests are skipped as one or more modules needed by them are not supported on this platform.

Table A.2: Skipped test cases
test_aepack test_al test_applesingle test_audioop test_bsddb test_bsddb185 test_bsddb3
test_bz2 test_cd test_cl test_cmd_line test_commands test_crypt test_ctypes
test_curses test_dbm test_distutils test_dl test_fork1 test_gdbm test_gl
test_grp test_hotshot test_imageop test_imgfile test_ioctl test_largefile test_linuxaudiodev
test_macfs test_macostools test_macpath test_mhlib test_mmap test_nis test_openpty
test_ossaudiodev test_pep277 test_plistlib test_poll test_popen test_popen2 test_pty
test_pwd test_resource test_rgbimg test_scriptpackages test_signal test_sqlite test_startfile
test_subprocess test_sunaudiodev test_sundry test_tcl test_threadsignals test_wait3 test_wait4
test_winreg test_winsound test_zipfile64        

These tests are also skipped, but are related to the zipping of all the standard Python files.

Table A.3: Skipped test cases related to zipping of standard Python files
test_email test_email_codecs test_email_renamed test_import

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