On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 7:05 AM, Michael Foord email@example.com wrote:
On 26/04/2010 11:58, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
I'm not claiming that the current balance is right.
Hmm... the core development team (those who make commits once a month or more frequently) is very small, the number of people doing bug triaging is currently good but also small. We have patches and issues in the tracker that may have responses but will never get properly looked at because no-one on the core team is interested or has the mental bandwidth, we have possibly hundreds of modules in the standard library without a maintainer.
I think it is very much in the interest of Python to evolve our processes in order to encourage more core-developers. Evolving means experimenting *and* being willing to change. It is certainly less *effort* to accept the status quo, but with several more committed and enthusiastic (and good) core developers there is an awful lot (more) we could achieve.
Just to add fuel to the fire w.r.t this discussion about process-improvements, lowering friction, etc. I'd like to point out (unintentionally tooting my own horn) a discussion I started up on this exact topic last week:
I'm going to avoid summarizing the comments - ignoring my original post, I can honestly say I received an alarming amount of feedback some of which was private, but most of which is sitting there for us to possible consume and act on.