[Ironpython-users] Attracting new developers

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 17:40:50 EST 2015

On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 9:41 PM, Tim Orling <ticotimo at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

If you can get it running that would be great. I looked at it a while back
it seemed simple enough.

> 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?

In my case, family, friends, work - I think it's what old people call
"growing up". :)

- Jeff
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