[Python-Dev] Python bug day?
amk at amk.ca
Thu Jun 3 10:58:00 EDT 2004
On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 02:42:29PM +1200, Tony Meyer wrote:
> Are these generated by SourceForge? If so, note that the same problem
> affecting viewcvs and anonymous cvs is also affecting the tarballs as well.
No, the page links to the CVS snapshots provided by the Perl
developers: http://cvs.perl.org/snapshots/python/python/ . Checking
the tree, it's slightly out of date; the newest files in the tree
dated 06/03 only show changes up to 05/29, but that's close enough.
If worst comes to worst, I could always make a tarball Saturday
morning and drop it on python.org. (If the bug tracker goes down on
Saturday, we're screwed, though.)
SourceForge-related: in the past running our own SF setup has been
suggested, but the general opinion (my own included) has been that the
administrative burden would be too much effort.
Recently I chatted with Rich Kilmer, whose company specializes in
setting up the GForge software for organizational use. They run
http://www.semwebcentral.org/ for DARPA and a large internal site for
Xerox, for example, and also donate the effort for a GForge for
Ruby-based projects (www.rubyforge.org). He said the day-to-day task
of running RubyForge only takes up a few hours a week, a surprisingly
low figure. Setting up GForge for the first time is still pretty
complicated, but he offered to donate some engineer time to help;
they've gotten pretty good at it. I believe they also sell
preconfigured machines that will run a GForge setup; if we deemed it
worthwhile to run our own, the PSF could purchase such a machine.
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