[Distutils] setuptools tracker

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 13:46:16 CET 2014

On 24 March 2014 20:53, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Am 24.03.14 01:33, schrieb PJ Eby:
>> I think it would be a good idea to check with Jason and other PyPA
>> volunteers to see if there is anyone else who can handle the moves.  I'd
>> prefer we didn't lose the history, since my comments on those issues
>> (and the closed ones, too) often contain key information about use cases
>> and design decisions that may not be available elsewhere, even from my
>> memory.  ;-)  But, since I'm no longer in the lead on development, I
>> think it would be better for someone closer to the future of things to
>> do the prioritizing of what, if anything, to transfer as an issue or
>> keep as documentation.
> Yet alternatively, I could set the tracker to read-only, and keep it up
> for any foreseeable future.
> The reason I'm bringing this up is two-fold:
> 1. some people started using the tracker to distribute spam
> 2. some people apparently still think that the system is active,
>    and continue reporting issues there.
> Both problems would be resolved by setting the tracker to read-only;
> shutting it down is actually not necessary (although it would slightly
> reduce our maintenance efforts).

That sounds good to me.

I've also filed https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/issue/174/ to
decide on a longer term solution. If Jason decides to review/migrate
issues, it may be necessary to turn developer write access back on to
allow issues to be marked as closed once they have been dealt with

Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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