Greg Stein writes:
Is it reasonable to split out the Demo, Doc, Misc, and Tools subdirs since those never really end up as part of an installed Python? e.g. into a python-extras distribution? (which would allow doc and tools updates at arbitrary times)
The Doc/ stuff is already in a separate distribution; this has been in place for about a year (if I recall correctly). I try to make doc releases shortly after Python releases (I think the 1.5.2 doc release is the longest I've waited past the Python release so far, and it may end up being next week), and I have made interim releases as the documentation has grown. I certainly think that doing something similar for the Demo/ and Tools/ directories would be reasonable; they could share a single distribution.
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