[Numpy-discussion] Wanted: new release manager for 1.5 and above

Jarrod Millman millman at berkeley.edu
Sat Jan 16 04:40:15 EST 2010

First I want to give David Cournapeau a big thank you for all his hard
work as release manager for the last few years.  It is a lot of work
and he has done a great job managing the releases (not to mention all
the work he has done as one of the primary developers).

I also want to thank Patrick Marsh and Ralf Gommers for stepping up to
the plate and volunteering to help with the next release.  I would
like to ask you both to consider committing to managing the next few
releases.  I believe managing the releases takes some skills, which
you will develop over a few releases.  It will be much better for the
community and for the project if we can have some consistency over the
release process.  I know David is willing to help you with at least
the first release and I am happy to help as well.

One of the things that both David and I would really like to see is
finally moving to a time-based release.  Both of us had moved in the
direction of a time-based release and I think David had more success
than I did.

Ideally I would like to see the two of you commit to two years as
release managers.  So if we move to a time-based release every 6
months, then you would be responsible for 4 releases.

As release managers, you will be responsible for keeping an eye of the
trunk and making sure that it stays in a healthy releasable state.  It
would be great if you could work on improving the testing
infrastructure and coverage.  You will need to keep a good line of
communication with the developers and keep everyone focused on the
release date.  You will also need to help write the release notes and
build the binaries.


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