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