[Idle-dev] IDLE contributors and committers

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sat Jul 17 13:47:38 CEST 2010

On 7/17/2010 7:33 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Hello,
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 02:05:22 +0300
> Tal Einat <taleinat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would like to propose removing IDLE from the standard library.
>> I have been using IDLE since 2002 and have been doing my best to help
>> maintain and further develop IDLE since 2005.
> I haven't seen any conclusive statement or action to this thread.
> Without being an IDLE user myself (for good reason), I think that if
> IDLE should stay, active contributors such as Tal should be given commit
> access and enough free rein to maintain and improve it.
> Otherwise there's no reason to continue claiming that IDLE is important
> while discouraging such people's contributions. The current situation,
> where several core developers support IDLE's continued inclusion but
> none actually cares for the issues and patches in the tracker, is
> schizophrenic.
> Regards
> Antoine.

There's no reason why Tal should be obstructed in his goal of making
IDLE at least acceptable again. It's fairly obvious thaat there aren't
any committers who have both the inclination /and/ the time to do this,
so adding Tal (and other interested parties) as a developer makes a lot
of sense.

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