[python-advocacy] Packaging usage survey ?
jeff at taupro.com
Wed Mar 26 11:37:04 CET 2008
Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> The threads in packaging-related topics that were going on in the last
> few days in python-dev, catalog-sig and distutils-sig, made me feel
> like think there's a lack of shared knowledge about how people work
> out there.
I definitely agree with you - we can't design a solution when we don't even
know the exact problem. It's amazing the different perspectives I'm reading.
I'm working on summarizing them down into a meaningful set, finding the
> I think a community survey could be interesting to know how people work,
> how they distribute their Python code, what works well for them and what
> is painful.
Coming up with a meaningful set of questions will be some effort.
> And this survey would need to be wider than the developers that reads
> the python mailing lists,
Reaching those not on the core mailing lists is also very difficult - so many
people don't read any lists or join any usergroups. The survey would need to
be open for some time, to collect those inputs. But it is an interesting idea.
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