[Python-Dev] svn.python.org confusion

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Jun 29 08:53:39 CEST 2011

On Jun 29, 2011, at 01:05 AM, Vinay Sajip wrote:

>Ned Deily <nad <at> acm.org> writes:
>> Could some text be added to the svn browser pages to at least indicate 
>> that the repo is no longer being updated with a link to the 
>> hg.python.org browser?   I'm not sure what to do about the repos 
>> themselves if people attempt to do an svn co.  Perhaps that should just 
>> be disabled totally for python?
>At least some of the stuff in the SVN repo is still needed, AFAICT. I recently
>did a build of the Python Windows binary installer, and I understand (from the
>buildbot instructions) that the best source of some of the external dependencies
>(bz2, Tcl/Tk, openssl etc.) is still the SVN repo.

In fact, it's also not entirely true that svn isn't being updated.  We're
still cutting any 2.5 and 2.6 releases from svn, though we're also porting the
changes into hg.

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