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Fixed #16209 -- Added notes about the DVCS mirrors to the install doc…

…s. Thanks, bedmondmark.

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jezdez committed Jun 26, 2011
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@@ -355,6 +355,7 @@ answer newbie questions, and generally made Django that much better:
Christian Metts
Slawek Mikula <slawek dot mikula at gmail dot com>
+ Shawn Milochik <>
Andreas Mock <>
@@ -236,16 +236,34 @@ Installing the development version
If you'd like to be able to update your Django code occasionally with the
latest bug fixes and improvements, follow these instructions:
-1. Make sure that you have Subversion_ installed, and that you can run its
- commands from a shell. (Enter ``svn help`` at a shell prompt to test
- this.)
+1. Make sure that you have Subversion_, Git_, or Mercurial_ installed, and
+ that you can run its commands from a shell. (Enter ``svn help``,
+ ``git help``, or ``hg help`` at a shell prompt to test this.) Note that
+ the Subversion repository is the canonical source for the official
+ Git and Mercurial repositories and as such will always be the most up-to-date.
2. Check out Django's main development branch (the 'trunk') like so:
.. code-block:: bash
+ # Subversion
svn co django-trunk
+ Mirrors of the Subversion repository can be obtained like so:
+ .. code-block:: bash
+ # Git
+ git clone
+ # Mercurial
+ hg clone
+ .. warning ::
+ These mirrors should be updated every 5 minutes but aren't guaranteed
+ to be up-to-date since they are hosted on external services.
3. Next, make sure that the Python interpreter can load Django's code. The most
convenient way to do this is to `modify Python's search path`_. Add a ``.pth``
file containing the full path to the ``django-trunk`` directory to your
@@ -288,4 +306,6 @@ this, Subversion will automatically download any changes.
.. _`download page`:
.. _Subversion:
+.. _Git:
+.. _Mercurial:
.. _`modify Python's search path`:

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