On 16 Apr 2014 21:07, "R. David Murray" <rdmurray@bitdance.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:02:31 -0400, Terry Reedy <tjreedy@udel.edu> wrote:
> > On 4/16/2014 4:49 PM, R. David Murray wrote:
> > > Apologies for the cross post, but I want to make sure committers who
> > > aren't reading python-dev for one reason or another see this:
> > >
> > > Based on a number of conversations at PyCon, we've created a new mailing list:
> > >
> > >     https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/core-workflow
> >
> > Will it be a public list, accessible via gmane, or subcription-only?
> Public.  Ned has already submitted a request to get it added to gmane.

Note that the reason for the new list is that we expect it to be a home for lots of nitty gritty details related to getting the various tools to play nicely together, and expect most folks will find that uninteresting. With a new list, python-dev and python-committers threads can focus on planned large scale user experience changes, leaving minor tweaks and mechanics for the new list. Similarly, the existing infrastructure list can focus more on general hosting and sustainability issues, rather than the specifics of the workflow tools.

The other advantage is that at least one of the Mercurial devs is planning to join the new list to help us work out improved Mercurial usage guidelines for both external contributors and core developers. Our current recommendations are still largely based on Mercurial as it existed at the time of the transition from svn, and things have moved on significantly since then.

The final thing the new list will hopefully provide is a better way for folks to contribute when they would like to help with core development, but find software lifecycles measured in years and decades unbearably slow, and aren't particularly excited by the idea of working on the documentation.


> --David
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