[Python-Dev] SourceForge Download Page, Subversion Home Page

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Jan 27 11:42:22 CET 2006

You may be aware that Tim Parkin's work on our "next-generation" web 
presence has borne fruit in the shape of beta.python.org. While there's 
still a lot to be done Tim has given us a great start by creating a 
framework that makes it rather easier to manage content.

I'm just starting to work on the beta site content, and this is causing 
some examination of the existing web content. Is there any way to affect 
the target of the very prominent "Download Python" link on 
http://sourceforge.net/projects/python/ ?

I ask because the link currently takes you to a page whose title is 
"Exiting with Error" and whose content is largely "No File Packages". 
While it's not where you arrive from a Google search for "python 
download" it is nevertheless a legitimate way (just now) to approach the 
project, and should therefore really be live.

Is there any chance some SF admin could point it to


There's the further issue that the entire HTML body of 
http://svn.python.org/ currently reads

<!-- not sure what to put here -->

It would seem like the logical place to have pointers to Subversion 
software (downloads, documentation, operating instructions) together 
with an *annotated* summary of http://svn.python.org/projects/ and links 
back to the main developer site at the very least. I'm not even sure 
where that web content is under SVN control at the moment.

The web revision is going to lead to several of these kinds of 
discussions. I'll try to only spill on to the python-dev list what 
impinges on developers. Your opinions on these specific issues are 
probably the most significant.

[pydotorgers: let's try not to spam python-dev with any discussions]

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