[IronPython] Python Tools for Visual Studio now accepting contributions

Dino Viehland dinov at microsoft.com
Wed May 11 22:13:37 CEST 2011

We've been in a difficult place with having two sets of tools for Visual Studio that both work with IronPython.  Those are the existing IronPython Tools that shipped w/ 2.7 and the newer Python Tools for Visual Studio which are derived from the original IronPython code base.  To make things more difficult we've been living in a world where you could contribute back to IronPython Tools but contributions weren't being accepted back to PTVS.  That's obviously not the best environment for encouraging users to submit changes back and today I'm happy to announce that we've fixed this problem and we're now accepting contributions back to PTVS!

If you're interested in contributing back feel free to fork PTVS (http://pytools.codeplex.com/SourceControl/network) and submit a pull request for your changes.  Basic contribution guidelines are available here: http://pytools.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Contributing%20to%20PTVS&version=1 and instructions for getting setup to build are available here: http://pytools.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Build%20Instructions%20for%20PTVS

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