This is a guide to setting up and using the software necessary to maintain the Python.org website. This document is under construction; more information may be found at http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonWebsite
If you wish to volunteer to help maintain the Python.org website, please sign up to the pydotorg-www mailing list.
The command to check out a working copy of the Python.org site data from the Python Subversion repository is:
svn co https://svn.python.org/www/trunk/beta.python.org
Please note that this repository contains several hundred megabytes.
To be able to directly make changes to these files, you will need write access to the repository. Please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to volunteer to work on the site.
If you have write access, use the following command instead:
svn co svn+ssh://email@example.com/trunk/beta.python.org
Refer to build/README for a list of dependencies and details on building a local copy of the website. In summary: You will need Python 2.5 or 2.6, mako, pyyaml, and docutils and about 1 to 3 minutes for the initial build of the website.