[pytest-dev] RFC: pytest sprint indiegogo page (draft)

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Thu Feb 4 10:52:36 EST 2016

On Thu, Feb 04, 2016 at 11:46 +0100, Florian Bruhin wrote:
> * holger krekel <holger at merlinux.eu> [2016-02-04 10:15:16 +0000]:
> > On Thu, Feb 04, 2016 at 08:56 +1100, Brianna Laugher wrote:
> > > I think a dedicated page on the pytest site is a good idea (as well as a
> > > banner), then when it is over we can put the supporters names there (if
> > > they wish).
> > > 
> > > 55 days is a long time, maybe a 30 day campaign is better?
> > 
> > I went for fourty.  I wanted to give medium/large companies some time because
> > they usually can not allocate money very quickly.
> > 
> > > I would suggest to include even more context about what pytest is, maybe
> > > some numbers like pypi downloads, founded in 200x.
> > 
> > Could you add that where you see fit?
> It's quite hard to find more about the history of pytest - when was it
> actually founded?
> The first thing I found are some commits in the pytest-commit ML
> archive from 2004:
> https://mail.python.org/pipermail/pytest-commit/2004-October/000003.html
> It seems like most of the concepts were already there though - so is
> there some earlier history (perhaps as part of PyPy) I haven't found
> out about yet?

Not sure myself :)

But I updated the story page for the campaign to include a bit of history.

I now also mention tox a bit more: I added two tox-specific perks to see if
there are people who would like to influence me/others to work a bit more
on tox.  One thing it'd like to do is exposing tox's API in such a way
that you can use it to write functional tests which require more complex
setup.  For example, having a devpi-server-2.3 export some data and a
devpi-server-3.0 import it -- this requires two virtualenvs and it would
be good to reuse tox's mechanics to manage them, start services etc.
I also think that we are reaching out to a broader circle of people
and many tox improvements are relatively easy to tackle.

could someone review the update? does this make sense to you?

I also sent a mail to indiegogo support to inquire if we can rely
on the "flexible funding" setting even though the "draft campaign"
doesn't show it.


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