On Saturday, April 21, 2018, James Bennett email@example.com wrote:
Pulling in a sort-of success story from another large project, I like the general way things happen in Django.
For developers proposing an idea or fixing a bug:
# pypa (Freenode manages these)
https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig (still not sure who volunteered to manage these)
And for users seeking help or general discussion:
GitHub.com/pypa/<project>/new label: Question
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/pip https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/pypi https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/virtualenv https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/python-packaging
Thanks to the people who host and handle these questions.
We've avoided using GitHub issues for Django, preferring the workflow tools we get from our own customized Trac instance.
I wonder whether something similar -- a real-time chat for discussion/sounding board/etc., mailing list to bring things to once they've been thought about a bit, public tracker for following work/archival purposes -- would work for packaging.
Should there, in addition to #pypa IRC and gitter, be a zulip topic (?) for pypa?
AFAIU, Zulip started at Dropbox, is written in Python, supports boots, and is functionally similar to Slack, Gitter, and MatterMost?
(I am also wary of too much "process"; Django has a fair bit, and more than I'd ideally like, but my experience has been that process and participation are generally inversely correlated)
Better yet, fork and send a pull request (PR)?