[Python-Dev] svn.python.org confusion

Sandro Tosi sandro.tosi at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 08:59:01 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 03:05, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> 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 that the repo is no longer being updated with a link to the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.

SVN is also used to fetch third-party tools to build documentation,
such as: sphinx, docutils, jinja, and pygments. These locations are
also advertised on
http://docs.python.org/py3k/documenting/building.html (that contains
outdated info, but that's another story).

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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