[python-committers] RELEASED] Python 3.4.7rc1 and Python 3.5.4rc1 are now available

Ned Deily nad at python.org
Tue Jul 25 08:48:01 EDT 2017


On Jul 25, 2017, at 06:50, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2017-07-25 12:23 GMT+02:00 Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu.com>:
>> the build of the documentation fails with at least the 3.5.4rc1.  It adds a new
>> build dependency (blurb), which is inconvenient to build on stable environments,
>> or when pip is not available. Please could you consider including the blurb
>> module itself in python for the stable branches?
> 
> Sorry, I didn't look yet how blurb generates the documentation, but if
> blurb is deterministic and only generates files: would it be possible
> to include generated files in tarballs to prevent completely the need
> of blurb to build Python from a release tarball?

Matthias has discovered a bug in the new process.  The tarball does indeed already have a generated Misc/NEWS.  The quandry is that the blurb generation step is needed when building the docs directly from the Git repo, including the daily website builds, but it should not be performed when building the Docs from a release tarball.  Please open an issue for this on the tracker and mark it as "release blocker" so it can get sorted out before the final releases.

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