README and links fixes #1206

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Significantly simplify the way out of date README.txt file. Closes #1091.

Also updates all of the sourceforge documentation links to matplotlib.org.

Updates the Sourceforge download link to Github.

Significantly simplify the way out of date README.txt file. Closes #1091
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Also updates all of the sourceforge documentation links to matplotlib.org.

Updates the Sourceforge download link to Github.
doc/devel/release_guide.rst
+Post the release candidates tarballs to the `matplotlib download page
+<https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/downloads>`_. If you have
+developer rights, you should see and "Upload a new file" section

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see "an"/"a"

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see "an"/"a"

doc/faq/installing_faq.rst
+conventions for OSX eggs can be broken (see below). Therefore, there
+is no guarantee the right egg will be found. We recommend you download
+the latest egg from our `download site
+<https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/downloads>`_ directly to your
harddrive, and manually install it, eg::
> easy_install --install-dir=~/dev/lib/python2.5/site-packages/ matplotlib-0.99.0.rc1-py2.5-macosx-10.5-i386.egg

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There is a python2.5 still here. Not sure what should replace it though...

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There is a python2.5 still here. Not sure what should replace it though...

doc/faq/installing_faq.rst
-official version from the `python web site
-<http://python.org/download/>`_.
+`download <https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/downloads>`_ site.
+Choose the files that match your version of python (eg ``py2.5`` if

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python2.5 again.

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python2.5 again.

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Good stuff. +1

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pelson commented Sep 5, 2012

Good stuff. +1

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