[Python-Dev] svn.python.org confusion

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Wed Jun 29 10:25:42 CEST 2011

In article <BANLkTik4FKv-=704ua0SmdFj4ab4X5UVdQ at mail.gmail.com>,
 Sandro Tosi <sandro.tosi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 that the repo is no longer being updated with a link to the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 outdated info, but that's another story).

Yes, by "for python", I meant the active python development "branches" 
(py3k->default, 3.2, 2.7).

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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