[Numpy-discussion] Sustainability

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 11:32:53 EDT 2017


On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 4:03 AM, Benjamin Root <ben.v.root at gmail.com> wrote:

> One thing that concerns me is trying to keep up with demand. Our tools
> have become extremely popular, but it is very difficult for maintainers to
> keep up with this demand. So, we seem to have a tendency to "tribalize", in
> a sense, focusing on the demand for our respective pet projects. Various
> projects have created excellent tools for better managing the high demand
> such as circleci doc build views, back-porting bots, lint checking
> settings, vim/emacs settings, etc. These are important tools to help
> maintainers, and other projects need to know about them.
>

Yes, this is a great topic. We informally share these kinds of tools and
techniques between projects, but there's no central place for any of them
nor docs other than "read my code and yml config files".


> Perhaps these dev tools should get centrally managed? Maybe we should have
> a "developer's conference"? It would be good to learn from others their
> techniques and workflows that make them so efficient. I swear, some of you
> have time-turners or cloning machines!
>
> Cheers!
> Ben Root
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 10:42 AM, Joseph Fox-Rabinovitz <
> jfoxrabinovitz at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Could you elaborate on the purpose of the meeting, or perhaps point to
>> a link with a description if there is one? Sustainability is a very
>> broad topic. What do you plan on discussing?
>>
>
It's going to be a broad workshop, anything from dev tools to finding new
maintainers, the role of community managers, and obtaining funding is in
scope. Part of the preparation for organizing the workshop was interviews
with a core developer from every project.

I'd be interested in the replies to Chuck's question to get a sense of what
the community thinks are NumPy's key challenges to remain (or become ...) a
sustainable project in the years to come.

Ralf



>
>>     -Joe
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 7:04 PM, Charles R Harris
>> <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi All,
>> >
>> > I and a number of others representing various open source projects
>> under the
>> > NumFocus umbrella will be attending as meeting next Tuesday do discuss
>> the
>> > problem of sustainability. In preparation for that meeting I would be
>> > interested in any ideas that the folks who follow this list may have on
>> the
>> > subject.
>> >
>> > Chuck
>> >
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