[Python-checkins] ANNOUNCE: Python CVS tree moved to SourceForge

Guido van Rossum python-dev@python.org
Sun, 21 May 2000 15:05:58 -0700

I'm happy to announce that we've moved the Python CVS tree to
SourceForge.  SourceForge (www.sourceforge.net) is a free service to
Open Source developers run by VA Linux.

The change has two advantages for us: (1) we no longer have to deal
with the mirrorring of our writable CVS repository to the read-only
mirror ar cvs.python.org (which will soon be decommissioned); (2) we
will be able to add new developers with checkin privileges.  In
addition, we benefit from the high visibility and availability of

Instructions on how to access the Python SourceForge tree are here:


If you have an existing working tree that points to the cvs.python.org
repository, you may want to retarget it to the SourceForge tree.  This
can be done painlessly with Greg Ward's cvs_chroot script:


The email notification to python-checkins@python.org still works
(although during the transition a few checkin messages may have been

While I've got your attention, please remember that the proper
procedures to submit patches is described here:


We've accumulated quite the backlog of patches to be processed during
the transition; we'll start working on these ASAP.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)