[Python-Dev] How to get the Python-2.4.2 sources from SVN?

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Sat Feb 11 19:54:50 CET 2006

Thomas Wouters <thomas at xs4all.net> writes:

> On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 09:10:41AM -0600, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>>     Dave> It isn't completely clear which branch or tag to get, and Google
>>     Dave> turned up no obvious documentation.
>> On subversion, you want releaseXY-maint for the various X.Y releases.  For
>> 2.4.2, release24-maint is what you want, though it may have a few bug fixes
>> since 2.4.2 was released.  With CVS I used to use "cvs log README" to see
>> what all the tags and branches were.  I don't know what the equivalent svn
>> command is.
> The 'cvs log' trick only works if the file you log is actually part of the
> branch. Not an issue with Python or any other project that always branches
> sanely, fortunately, but there's always wackos out there ;)
> You get the list of branches in SVN with:
> svn ls http://svn.python.org/projects/python/branches/
> And similarly, tags with:
> svn ls http://svn.python.org/projects/python/tags

Yes, that's easy enough, but being sure of the meaning of any given
tag or branch name is less easy.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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