[Python-Dev] Meta-reflections

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 19:28:19 -0500

> What I don't think we ever figured out how to do was capture the
> info in the trackers (bugs, patches, feature requests).  That would
> be a major loss, as well as a chance to forget about 500 people who
> can't figure out how to use threads on HP-UX, so let's call it a
> wash <wink>.

>From a recent SF mailing to project administrators:

  We have added a new tool for project administrators to backup their
  Project data.  It is now possible to export data from the Trackers (bug
  tracker, support tracker, etc), mailing lists,  and forum data in to a
  single XML text file.  This can be done at any time.

  This is actually not a new feature.   The ability to export data was
  available through March of 2001 until we did a major upgrade of the
  site, which broke the export scripts.  We have now re-worked the code,
  and it's available again.   Enjoy.   http://sourceforge.net/export

SOMEBODY with admin perms should set up a cron job to such down the
nightly XML.  It's big!  (Are we still sucking down the nightly cvs
tarballs?  We should!)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)