[pydotorg-www] project plan
mfoord at python.org
Sat Apr 24 23:50:05 CEST 2010
On 23/04/2010 14:29, skip at pobox.com wrote:
> 4> Where's a simple way of finding out how to contribute?
> Martin> Core Development/Patch Submission.
> I think we need a concrete definition of what "contribute" means. Here are
> some common interpretations I come up with off the top of my head:
> * file a bug report against Python itself
> * fix a bug in Python by submitting a patch
> * review existing bug reports and/or patches
> * be an "early adopter" - download and exercise pre-release versions
Running a buildbot.
> * file a bug report about the website (ignore the details of "file a bug
> report for now")
> * monitor wiki pages, deleting spam, correcting errors
> * reorganize all or part of the main website or wiki
Including adding new content.
> * participate in mailing lists, especially those related to the
> development of the language and its libraries (python-dev,
> python-ideas, distutils-sig, etc) or those whose aim it is to help
> other users (esp, python-help and tutor)
Run or be involved in user groups or conferences.
Promote Python by writing articles, blog entries or even books.
> * help administer the website (keep software updated and hardware
> current) and/or Python-related mailing lists (including being a
> postmaster, webmaster, pydotorg denizen, or a roto-rooter)
> * Donate
> * Convince your boss that your company should donate (money, services,
> hardware, human resources)
> I haven't included anything related to the PSF, largely because I never
> participated in it myself, so don't have a clue what all goes on behind
> those doors, but I'm sure there are plenty of opportunities for people to
> contribute there as well.
> Much of this discussion seems to have focused on problems "contributing" to
> the design and content of the website: how difficult it is to check out the
> static files from Subversion, edit the content, build a local copy of the
> site, and finally check the changes back in to make them live. I happen to
> believe that sort of contribution pales in comparison with contributions to
> the language and libraries and all the other activities which fall under the
> overall umbrella of "contribution".
I'd put them all on equal footings. They're all important in their way
and avenues for people with different tastes and skill sets to participate.
> Personally, I'm happy if the same dozen
> or so people are the only people who turn the cranks to actually light up
> the website(s). In the grand scheme of things that's a trivial part of the
> entire process as it relates to contributing to Python.
> Long story short, when you refer to contribution in any of these
> discussions, please be specific.
Well, when people ask how they can contribute it would be nice to be
able to point them to a page with all these possibilities - including
links to more information on all of them... (rather than asking them to
be more specific ;-)
Nice list by the way.
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