[python-committers] "trivial" label replaced with "skip issue"

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Jul 17 16:16:17 EDT 2017

On Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at 15:22 Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com>

> 2017-07-16 16:10 GMT+02:00 Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com>:
> > What is the benefit of converting old Misc/NEWS entries?
> I guess that the benefit is to use a single format for all NEWS
> entries. I understand that it will ease the build of the changelog.

It's to ease backporting since you will never have Misc/NEWS have a merge
conflict ever again.

> > Do you have an idea of many files we will get?
> > Do we plan to remove old entries?
> Before: 47 files in master.
> After: 546 files. Ok, it's not much.
> I didn't know that blurb supports "packing" NEWS entries into a single
> file, like Misc/NEWS.d/3.5.0a1.rst which contains 598 entries. Cool!
> My fear was to get 10,000 files in Misc/NEWS and starting to get
> performance issues with Git on some platforms.

Yeah, I already had that fear for you. :)

> With the PR #2719 (convert Misc/NEWS to blurb for master), the Git
> repository contains 4,340 files. On my laptop, I didn't notice any
> major performance related to that.

That was a design goal.
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