[python-committers] Davin Potts as a new committer

Berker Peksağ berker.peksag at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 02:21:38 EST 2016

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM, Gregory P. Smith <greg at krypto.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 10:07 PM Raymond Hettinger
> <raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mar 4, 2016, at 4:07 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > I guess I'm just worried about the health of this project. I'm doing
>> > what I can through the migration to GitHub to make it easier for others to
>> > get involved while making it easier for us to accept the work of others, but
>> > the maintenance and health of this team worries me. For instance, if you
>> > look at the developer's log you will notice we only gained 2 core devs for
>> > all of 2015 and the last one was August 2015:
>> Last year on this list, I recommended that Davin Potts be granted core
>> developer status for his on-going work on the multiprocessing module.  This
>> group collectively said no, leaving Davin in an odd and uncomfortable limbo.
> Huh?  Searching for Davin Potts in my mail, I see a ~27 message long thread
> from January 2015 about that.  Many of us were +1 to give him commit rights.
> I personally assumed it had happened, but the only objections seemed to be
> "lets see some patches first"... That part has happened:
> Among the other things in my mail with Davin's name mentioned are several
> streams of committed patches over the past year or so on multiprocessing
> related issues (as expected), including recently.
> berker.peksag, martin.panter and serhiy.storchaka have been the primary
> committers of said Davin patches.


I was going to send an email to python-committers about this a couple
weeks ago, but I couldn't find enough time (or I was just lazy :)) to
collect issue numbers (he did a great job on triaging old
multiprocessing issues) and commits.

I'm willing to mentor/co-mentor him if there's no other candidate.


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