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README: update the build instructions to mention GitPython

This removes the requirement notice on GitPython since it is
now built in to git-cola.  An acknowledgements was added instead.

Signed-off-by: David Aguilar <>
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@@ -18,21 +18,24 @@ GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <>.
Python 2.4 or newer
PyQt 4.3 or newer
+git-cola includes a copy of the GitPython module:
Debian and RPM users can download freshly built binaries here:
@@ -83,31 +86,27 @@ WINDOWS INSTALLATION
-4) Install GitPython
-5) Install the GnuWin32 'file' command:
+4) Install the GnuWin32 'file' command:
Add the installed directory (default: c:\GnuWin32\bin) to your path.
-6) Install simplejson
+5) Install simplejson
-7) Download cola:
+6) Download cola:
-8) Install cola (from a Git Bash):
+7) Install cola (from a Git Bash):
cd /c/Python25/Lib/site-packages
tar xvfz /path/to/cola-win32-*.tar.gz
mv cola-win32-* cola
-9) Create an executable in your path for bash, cmd.exe, or both:
+8) Create an executable in your path for bash, cmd.exe, or both:
echo '/c/Python25/python.exe /c/Python25/Lib/site-packages/cola/bin/git-cola' >> /usr/bin/cola
echo 'c:\\Python25\\python.exe c:\\Python25\\Lib\\site-packages\\bin\\git-cola' > /c/Windows/System32/cola.bat

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