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Title: doc: library imaplib a url not available
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.9
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: Pixmew, chrisxiao, docs@python, georg.brandl, gvanrossum, hitansh159, miss-islington
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2020-10-26 07:59 by chrisxiao, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
python doc1.png hitansh159, 2020-11-15 06:17
Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 23292 closed Pixmew, 2020-11-15 08:18
PR 23296 closed Pixmew, 2020-11-15 13:38
PR 23297 merged Pixmew, 2020-11-15 13:45
PR 23310 merged miss-islington, 2020-11-16 05:02
PR 23311 merged miss-islington, 2020-11-16 05:04
Messages (18)
msg379650 - (view) Author: Chris Xiao (chrisxiao) * Date: 2020-10-26 07:59
jump to,

in the "See also" text, the url( of the University of Washington’s IMAP Information Center is not available.
msg379653 - (view) Author: Hitansh K Doshi (hitansh159) * Date: 2020-10-26 08:25
I am new to python repo,
I would like to contribute here.

I checked the page to told and it is showing that is not found.
I tried to find the url to their documentation but I couldn't found one. can you please guide me here
msg380259 - (view) Author: Chris Xiao (chrisxiao) * Date: 2020-11-03 02:25
maybe,you can try to contact the webmaster of the University of Washington to get the correct url
msg380982 - (view) Author: Hitansh K Doshi (hitansh159) * Date: 2020-11-14 15:42
I contacted them I got to know that the project is discontinued since 2008 and the resources are no more maintained.
they have provided with an github repo and an archive file link 

This is the exact reply:
Unfortunately, both UW IMAP and Pine/Alpine development was discontinued back in 2008 and removed from University systems in 2018. A community copy still exists at but UW provides no support or resources for it anymore.  It looks like some of the information may still be available via the Wayback Machine  

Mark Crispin, the lead developer at UW, started a fork of it called Panda IMAP when he was laid off in 2008, but he has unfortunately passed away and that no longer seems to be maintained.

what would you like me to do next ?
msg380983 - (view) Author: Yash Shete (Pixmew) * Date: 2020-11-14 16:42
Should I change the link to new one (not University of Washington’s IMAP Information Center) as it contains so much information about IMAP4.
I could not find any link from University of Washington, So I suggest changing the link all together. I have a link in mind
I can open a PR If you agree.
msg381000 - (view) Author: Hitansh K Doshi (hitansh159) * Date: 2020-11-15 06:17
I made changes to rst file and added link that I got from university of Washington do check it. Let me know if any changes, you find it proper. I will submit my PR.    
changes in shown in image
msg381001 - (view) Author: Yash Shete (Pixmew) * Date: 2020-11-15 06:46
The link provided gives UW IMAP Server Documentation not In general Documentation Of IMAP
msg381002 - (view) Author: Yash Shete (Pixmew) * Date: 2020-11-15 06:47
As Documentaion of imaplib we should provide information of imap itself
msg381003 - (view) Author: Yash Shete (Pixmew) * Date: 2020-11-15 06:50
Sorry my Bad your version is Good you can submit your PR,If any problem May I submit it please
msg381004 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-11-15 07:35
It doesn't make sense to include the archive link, the documentation it refers to is available in the GitHub repository under docs/.
msg381005 - (view) Author: Yash Shete (Pixmew) * Date: 2020-11-15 07:46
Then I shall remove the archive link
msg381009 - (view) Author: Yash Shete (Pixmew) * Date: 2020-11-15 09:57
The build fails because of "Inline emphasis start-string without end-string." and bash script exists at code 2
can you please Help me.
msg381010 - (view) Author: Yash Shete (Pixmew) * Date: 2020-11-15 10:26
This is what I get:

Run xvfb-run make -C Doc/ PYTHON=../python SPHINXOPTS="-q -W --keep-going -j4" doctest suspicious html
make: Entering directory '/home/runner/work/cpython/cpython/Doc'
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/runner/work/cpython/cpython/Doc'
mkdir -p build
Building NEWS from Misc/NEWS.d with blurb
PATH=./venv/bin:$PATH sphinx-build -b doctest -d build/doctrees  -q -W --keep-going -j4 -W . build/doctest 
Warning: ../build/NEWS:111: WARNING: Inline emphasis start-string without end-string.
/home/runner/work/cpython/cpython/Lib/ ResourceWarning: unclosed <socket.socket fd=7, family=AddressFamily.AF_INET, type=SocketKind.SOCK_STREAM, proto=6, laddr=('', 39496), raddr=('', 119)>
  self._sock = None
ResourceWarning: Enable tracemalloc to get the object allocation traceback
<doctest default[0]>:1: DeprecationWarning: the imp module is deprecated in favour of importlib; see the module's documentation for alternative uses
  import imp
<doctest default[2]>:1: DeprecationWarning: `formatargspec` is deprecated since Python 3.5. Use `signature` and the `Signature` object directly
Makefile:49: recipe for target 'build' failed
make[1]: *** [build] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/runner/work/cpython/cpython/Doc'
Testing of doctests in the sources finished, look at the results in build/doctest/output.txt
Makefile:127: recipe for target 'doctest' failed
make: *** [doctest] Error 1
make: Leaving directory '/home/runner/work/cpython/cpython/Doc'
Error: Process completed with exit code 2.
msg381011 - (view) Author: Yash Shete (Pixmew) * Date: 2020-11-15 11:13
After some research all the problems are fixed
msg381066 - (view) Author: Guido van Rossum (gvanrossum) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-11-16 05:02
New changeset aa01011003bb855cd52abfd49f2443446590d913 by Yash Shete in branch 'master':
bpo-42153 Fix link to IMAP documents in imaplib.rst (GH-23297)
msg381067 - (view) Author: Guido van Rossum (gvanrossum) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-11-16 05:05
Closing in anticipation of the backports landing.
msg381069 - (view) Author: miss-islington (miss-islington) Date: 2020-11-16 05:12
New changeset 85a8a19134bf3f84e0c1504c2a5cd97aa255a63b by Miss Islington (bot) in branch '3.8':
bpo-42153 Fix link to IMAP documents in imaplib.rst (GH-23297)
msg381071 - (view) Author: miss-islington (miss-islington) Date: 2020-11-16 05:27
New changeset 7c4d8fa82aae98f2d638be68f21e9524a92a38e6 by Miss Islington (bot) in branch '3.9':
bpo-42153 Fix link to IMAP documents in imaplib.rst (GH-23297)
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