[python-committers] [PSF-Board] I've got a surprise for you!

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Jan 27 18:05:20 CET 2009

C. Titus Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 08:20:55AM -0800, Alex Martelli wrote:
> -> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 6:12 PM, Alexandre Vassalotti
> -> > Finally, I have one question. Will these buildbots be open for general
> -> > development work? It would be great to have access to them for
> -> > creating new cross-platform libraries for Python.
> -> 
> -> Yep, I for example would love to use this resource to ensure that gmpy
[understandable special pleading]
> Hi all,
> <delurk>
> I don't expect any problem with people using this for whatever they
> want.  If it becomes massively popular, well, then we'll just have to
> ramp up the resources...!
That's the spirit! Demand is evidence of the need to supply!

> Right now, though, I'm more interested in recruiting "good citizens",
> people who can reasonably be expected to not kvetch too much as we
> develop out the infrastructure.  I don't see any problem with extending
> the invitation to any long-term member of the Python community, and
> eventually anyone who writes a polite e-mail.
So that will eliminate about 25% of the community right there ;-)

> That having been said, I also don't have any problem with limiting
> access somewhat arbitrarily to people we "like".  Gotta start somewhere!
> On that front, incidentally, I hope to make the machines available to
> GSoC and GHOP students, and I will be involving MSU undergrads in their
> care and maintenance.  I am also working to develop a more flexible and
> simple set of continuous build software; more on that at PyCon.
I'm looking forward to that.

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