On Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at 17:59 Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:51 AM, Brett Cannon <brett@python.org> wrote:
> Who wants to be Davin's mentor and tell him to do the steps outlined in https://docs.python.org/devguide/coredev.html#gaining-commit-privileges ?

Davin already knows what to do, he just needs the commit bit flipped.

It's a bit more involved than that since he needs to send his SSH key(s) to hgaccounts@python.org (which can also simply be his GitHub account since https://github.com/<username>.keys lists one's keys registered  with GitHub), tell us what his name is for the hg account, and tell us what email address he wants to subscribe to python-committers with. Then he will get listed in the devguide at https://docs.python.org/devguide/developers.html and get his flag flipped on the issue tracker as a committer (and I assume his username is "davin"). That's the kind of stuff listed at the URL I sent you, not how to make a commit happen.

FWIW, I had volunteered for any needed mentorship 15 months ago but that didn't seem to affect the outcome of the conversation.

Finding someone a mentor is a necessary but not sufficient condition to getting someone commit privileges. It's great that you were willing to vouch for Davin 15 months ago, Raymond, but he simply had to gain more people's trust before we as a group were ready to give him commit privileges. That's now happened and so we are getting him the privileges he has demonstrated he is capable of having.

Does your offer to mentor Davin still stand, or would you rather someone else take Davin on to double-check his first few commits follow our development process?