[SciPy-dev] Subversion migration complete

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Mon Aug 8 01:38:35 CDT 2005

Joe Cooper wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've just completed the long-threatened migration of all of the scipy 
> CVS repositories to Subversion on the new server.  All future work will 
> be done in the Subversion repositories.
> Here are the repository paths:
> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/scipy/
> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/agg2/
> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/chaco-1.0/ (Historical only.  Do not use.)
> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/kiva-1.0/ (Historical only.  Do not use.)
> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/fftw_win32/
> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/freetype2/
> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/PyCrust/
> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/traits-1.0/ (Historical only.  Do not use.)
> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/xml_installer/
> All but the scipy repository have questionable lineage--i.e., either I 
> don't know what they are used for or who is maintaining them (PyCrust, 
> agg2, fftw_win32, freetype2) or I know that they are not being 
> maintained and will never be maintained in their current form and 
> shouldn't be used under any circumstance I can think of (chaco, kiva, 
> traits which are part of the Enthought OSS tool suite and now live at 
> http://code.enthought.com or xml_installer which is currently 
> unmaintained, but some of it will find its way into the Enthon project 
> before too long).  The repositories existed on the old scipy.org, and so 
> they came on over to the new scipy.org.  I welcome input about what the 
> repositories that are unknown to me actually are.  freetype2 is a double 
> mystery in that there were two freetype2 CVS repositories...if you are 
> in a position to know whether I got the right one, I'd appreciate a note 
> to that effect.

I'm pretty sure that all of them except for scipy and possibly 
fftw_win32 and xml_installer can be dumped. agg2 and PyCrust are 
essentially obsolete copies of 3rd-party sources. freetype2 is now part 
of the enthought package. I'm guessing (without checking) that the other 
freetype2 repository was another one of those obsolete copies of the 
3rd-party FreeType distribution. We might want to keep around the CVS 
history archived somewhere, but keeping the old stuff around is just 
going to confuse people. Having them in the CVS repositories certainly did.

Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

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