[Ironpython-users] Attracting new developers

Tim Orling ticotimo at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 00:41:00 EST 2015

> On Nov 5, 2015, at 9:14 PM, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 12:55 AM, Kuno Meyer <kuno.meyer at gmx.ch> wrote:
>> First, I would start processing pending pull requests and react to bug reports on Github (merge / give feedback). A project that has virtually lost all active core developers and that nobody feels responsible to create roadmaps and to drive releases is not very likely to attract new developers.
>> Then, and maybe I've missed that, there should be an official statement about the healthiness of the 3.0 branch (compared to the 2.7 branch) and about where checkins should go.
>> And finally, it would be very helpful if some "official" test suite results would be accessible somewhere, so that any developer can easily see which of the red tests are actually due to his changes.
>> Just my 2 cents. I am using IronPython on a daily basis, but the current situation makes it hard to recommend it to anybody else.
> Agree with all of this. I'll try to be better about checking on PRs within a couple of days instead of letting them linger.
> I have a half-written blog post on IronPython status to remind people that it's not dead. :) Posting the test suite results is a good idea, and the teamcity server used to have them, but the test suite also needs a lot of work to pass cleanly.

How about having CI and the tests running on AppVeyor? I'll help with that.

> Still, I know it's frustrating to only have radio silence form the core devs, but I can only say "sorry, to busy with real life" so many times before it starts to lose all meaning. It's been a very busy year for me; next year should be better, hopefully.
Sounds like my life. How did we get so busy?

> - Jeff
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