[python-committers] Davin Potts as a new committer

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Mar 6 01:13:14 EST 2016

On Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at 17:59 Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at gmail.com>

> > On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:51 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> >
> > Who wants to be Davin's mentor and tell him to do the steps outlined in
> https://docs.python.org/devguide/coredev.html#gaining-commit-privileges ?
> Davin already knows what to do, he just needs the commit bit flipped.

It's a bit more involved than that since he needs to send his SSH key(s) to
hgaccounts at python.org (which can also simply be his GitHub account since
https://github.com/<username>.keys lists one's keys registered  with
GitHub), tell us what his name is for the hg account, and tell us what
email address he wants to subscribe to python-committers with. Then he will
get listed in the devguide at
https://docs.python.org/devguide/developers.html and get his flag flipped
on the issue tracker as a committer (and I assume his username is "davin").
That's the kind of stuff listed at the URL I sent you, not how to make a
commit happen.

> FWIW, I had volunteered for any needed mentorship 15 months ago but that
> didn't seem to affect the outcome of the conversation.

Finding someone a mentor is a necessary but not sufficient condition to
getting someone commit privileges. It's great that you were willing to
vouch for Davin 15 months ago, Raymond, but he simply had to gain more
people's trust before we as a group were ready to give him commit
privileges. That's now happened and so we are getting him the privileges he
has demonstrated he is capable of having.

Does your offer to mentor Davin still stand, or would you rather someone
else take Davin on to double-check his first few commits follow our
development process?
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