svn commit broken?

I'm getting this when trying to commit to SVN this morning:

svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: MKACTIVITY of '/svnroot/matplotlib/!svn/act/6b28eb9b-4b59-0410-81bc-d80e6be37be8': 403 Forbidden (

Googling suggests this occurs when the developer doesn't have write permissions (not the case here), or using http rather than https (also not the case).

Filed a bug here:

Anyone else experiencing this?



Michael Droettboom
Science Software Branch
Operations and Engineering Division
Space Telescope Science Institute
Operated by AURA for NASA