It would be nice to find a way to fix the code without impacting performance, and without making it fugly...
byte-compiling ../python2.4/site-packages/xpra/rencode/rencode_orig.py to rencode_orig.pyc File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xpra/rencode/rencode_orig.py", line 171 colon = x.index(b':', f) SyntaxError: invalid syntax
This is not a huge issue since we normally build the cython version and this is only the fallback.
fixed in r2906
(setting correct milestone the work was completed in)
this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/278