On Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at 12:36 R. David Murray <rdmurray@bitdance.com> wrote:
On Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:48:30 -0400, Yury Selivanov <yselivanov.ml@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yesterday I was working on a few asyncio PRs and a bug in async/await.
> All PRs required cherry-picking.  Again, I was spending significant
> amount of time just creating branches/PRs for cherry-picking.  Again
> waiting for CI checks (even thougn I always run the test suite before I
> push).  In the end of the day, I was so frustrated and discouraged that
> I just stopped working on CPython.

Branch management was always the most time consuming part of committing,
even under HG.  But github has clearly made it worse.  Personally I doubt
I'm going to do any backports if I'm required to go visit some web pages
to do it.  That doesn't matter much, since I don't have much time for
contribution and have done very few checkins in a good while (even before
the switch).  But Brett was hoping that github would make it *easier* to
get stuff merged, and from my perspective that is only true for doc fixes
(which, granted, is a help :), while making it harder for code fixes.

So, I think the backport-bot should probably be the top priority of
whoever has time to work on this (which, unfortunately, is not me :(

It's #2 after the Misc/NEWS solution.


Being able to backport without going through the PR process would also
make sense to me (and I thought we were going to be able to do that),
but I'm not involved enough in the conversations to know the downsides
of that.