[Python-Dev] Mercurial?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sun Apr 5 15:15:48 CEST 2009

2009/4/5 Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan at ochtman.nl>:
> On 05/04/2009 11:06, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>> - come up with a strategy for /external (also relevant for
>>   the buildbot slaves)
> I'm not sure exactly what the purpose or mechanism for /external is. Sure,
> it's like a snapshot dir, probably used for to pull some stuff into other
> process? Seems to me like it might be interesting to, for example, convert
> to a simple config file + script that lets you specify a package
> (repository) + tag, which can then be easily pulled in.
> But it'd be nice to know where and how exactly this is used.

Basically it contains released versions of packages that some parts of
Python depend on. For example, Sphinx dependencies to build the docs
reside their. A simple script that downloads a tarball and extracts it
seems more elegant.


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