Robert Collins is volunteering to help with maintenance and improvement
of unittest. He's probably known to many of you, but Robert is the
creator of subunit, testtools and many Python libraries particularly in
the area of testing.
I'd like Robert to have commit rights for this purpose. He's already
submitted quite a few fixes and patches. Most recently issue 16662.
Robert is an experienced and accomplished Python developer, so won't
need much mentoring beyond learning our development processes (which
branches to merge to, when a bug fix can be backported etc). In as much
as he needs any mentoring I'm more than happy to work with Robert.
Improvements to unittest, and design discussions around new APIs and API
changes, will continue to happen on python-dev and on the tracker.
All the best,
I'm planning to tag 3.2 and 3.3 branch security releases on the weekend.
No binary packages will need to be produced.
Please let me know if there is any security-level fix you'd want to fit
On behalf of the Python development community and the Python 3.4 release
team, I'm chuffed to announce the availability of Python 3.4.2rc1.
Python 3.4.2 has many bugfixes and other small improvements over 3.4.1.
One new feature for Mac OS X users: the OS X installers are now
distributed as signed installer package files compatible with the OS X
Gatekeeper security feature.
You can download it here:
Be seeing you,
I just switched hg.python.org from a OSUOSL VM to a Rackspace VM. The
new VM is a bit beefier and has what I think is better network
connectivity, so hopefully that will improving the speed of repository
operations. We also now support HTTPS for repository browsing and
cloning, so update all your links to https://hg.python.org! IPv6 support
has also returned for those who like that sort of thing.
Note the host keys changed, so you'll probably have to futz with
known_hosts to quiet ssh down. I apologize, but I noticed that that the
current RSA host key is 1024 bits, so I decided to upgrade it to 2048
during the transition.
Thanks to Donald Stufft for helping me set this up.
On Fri, Sep 12, 2014, at 21:52, Shorya Raj wrote:
> Just wondering - are there any sys-adminy sort of tasks that could be
> completed? I mean, I have some (note, some) experience doing this, and I
> wouldn't mind helping out (I inquired in the buildbot thread as well, but
> there wasn't much of a response).
Well, hg.python.org is basically done now. The main thing now is
understanding how other services (planet.python.org, bugs.python.org)
are setup and moving them to config management.