[python-committers] Eric Araujo (merwok) as Distutils commiter

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 19:26:26 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Ronald Oussoren
<ronaldoussoren at mac.com> wrote:
> On 27 Jul, 2010, at 16:24, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>> Le mardi 27 juillet 2010 à 07:15 -0700, Guido van Rossum a écrit :
>>> Well like it or not Tarek is not going to do it. So who will? You, or
>>> a new volunteer?
>> Well, we don't even know if Éric actually volunteers for maintaining
>> distutils.
>> Otherwise the module will just rot as Tarek said, until distutils2
>> replaces it. This is certainly a less than optimal transition, but if
>> distutils2 matures quickly enough it will not be as painful as it seems.
>> (much less painful anyway than the state of distutils before Tarek
>> started maintenance on it)
> It won't really rot, it won't get as much attention as when Tarek did maintain it. We'll basicly revert to the situation before Tarek volunteered to maintain distutils (which he did very well)
> Ronald

I too, am for MaL's suggestion that we give Eric privs, and see how it
goes before signing off on him being the long-term maintainer, but I
am a strong -100 on allowing distutils to fall back to the way things
were. We need more people assigned/associated/feeling ownership of
stdlib modules, not less.


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