[Distutils] [issue24] Rename easy_install

Dave Peterson dpeterson at enthought.com
Tue Jun 17 01:27:33 CEST 2008

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 12:57 PM 6/16/2008 +1200, Greg Ewing wrote:
>> Any discussion of that sort seems to get hopelessly
>> bogged down, so bikeshedding is all that's left for
>> people to do.
> What about testing patches?  Writing test code?  Writing more docs?  
> There's *plenty* of less controversial work to go around.  The only 
> reason most of the outstanding patches I'm aware of haven't been 
> applied yet is because they haven't been tested.  (Or more precisely, 
> because setuptools hasn't been thoroughly tested with the patches 
> applied.)

I can help test some of the patches I've seen people posting to the 
tracker, but I can't commit to svn.   Beyond running the setuptools test 
suite and verifying that things seems to work for me and my environment, 
is there anything else that will help get some of the patches into svn?

BTW, most of those things you mention all effectively boil down to 
writing patches in one way or another. :-)  How do we make sure that 
after they get some review they get checked in when it seems so few 
people have check-in privileges?  Phillip, you already mentioned that 
you're short on time and no one else has responded to a plea for finding 
out who has check-in privileges.  IIRC, you had previously talked about 
coming up with a process to "bless" people but I don't think that went 
very far.   I'm interested in participating but unsure of how to go 
about the process.

-- Dave

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