I've been working on a PR (https://github.com/yt-project/yt/pull/2286) that converts yt's testing framework from nose to pytest. I believe that it's mostly ready to go, so I was writing to see what everyone's thoughts on this change are, if there is any feedback on my implementation, and if anyone would be willing to help review it, since there are quite a few changes. Thanks, and have a good weekend!
We used to have a weekly PR triage meeting, but then, we stopped
having one! I have re-created one, set up for 9:30AM Central time on
Fridays for the next couple weeks. They worked really well while we
did them. I've also left it be a bit long so that if there's any
non-PR-triage work we can or should do, we can do that too.
I know this isn't ideal for West Coast folks, but I'd be happy to set
up another one as well. Looking forward to seeing you! The
invitation is copied below, and there's a link to a URL that will add
it to your calendar. I'll try (but will likely forget) to send out
Matthew Turk is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: yt PR triage and co-working
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As many of you know, the yt-project has been growing and evolving over the
past several years (to new domains, to new datasets, to support new
packages, etc.). To accompany that growth, we'd like to take the
opportunity to update our governance structure. We've been working on
updating our governance model for the yt project and I've submitted two
companion PRs with drafts of this updated governance:
Our existing governance structure is located at
The first PR is to a new governance repository, where our governance
documentation will live separately from the YTEPs. This will allow us to
maintain and minorly update our governance without having to update YTEP.
The second PR is to the YTEP repository and generally outlines the core
values and ideas we want our governance structure to reflect. Hopefully all
of the things I've listed in the YTEP are reflected in the governance docs.
As members of the community, I'd like to solicit feedback from all of you
about these governance documents. Do these reflect our community values?
Should we add anything? Do you feel everything is clear? Is this too much
governance for our community right now? Is there something that's missing?
Feel free to reply here or comment on the pull requests! Our governance
will be better with your feedback.
PS - I tried to build in a mentorship structure into our maintainer
structure to help with onboarding new maintainers. I'd especially like to
know if you all think this would be valuable to you or if it is adding
unnecessary constraints to our community.
It looks like when I originally set up appveyor for yt a few years ago I
did it incorrectly under my own github account instead of under the
There are instructions for how to sign up for an organization account on
Someone (not me, I'm not sure which e-mail to use) will need to follow
those instructions to set up a yt-project account on appveyor using an
e-mail address controlled by the project or a project maintainer. Once that
is set up you'll be able to update the webhook on the yt-project org to
point at the new test setup on the yt-project appveyor account.
Sorry for setting this up in a bad way and sorry for any confusion this has
caused, I honestly didn't realize until now that this was an issue.
This might be a real hot take, but I'd like to propose getting rid of the
install script. Below are a few reasons I think this is a good idea:
- yt can be reliably installed straight from pip or conda. Even installing
from source can be done reliably with "pip install -e ." assuming you have
pip. This has all been true for quite some time.
- The install script needs to be maintained. It's currently 718 lines long,
still has options for installing mercurial, rockstar, etc.
I will happily back down if anyone feels particularly attached to it, but I
think the combination of the above two points makes it more trouble than
I wrote up a reasonably short YTEP about why and how we could use the
traitlets library in some particular places in yt:
I look forward to comments and discussion!
We'll have a yt team meeting this Thursday 9/12 at 3pm BST (10am EDT). I'll
post a link to the hangout on slack when it begins. The steering committee
members will be there, but all are welcome to participate.