[Python-Dev] Bug day outcome

Neil Schemenauer nas at arctrix.com
Sun Jun 6 19:01:24 EDT 2004

On Sun, Jun 06, 2004 at 11:54:37PM +0200, "Martin v. L?wis" wrote:
> I don't think even SF has such numbers. However, bandwidth is not a
> problem - the PSF is willing to reimburse anybody hosting the Python CVS
> for bandwidth (although donations are certainly welcome).

Really?  What would be a reasonable monthy fee?  I ask because the
bandwidth required for hosting both a checkin and an a anonymous
repository may be quite a lot.  A full checkout seems to be about
100 MB.  The hosting plan I'm looking at now offers 50 GiB/month for

> The issue is providing timely service: what if the system runs out of
> memory, gets cracked by a hacker, a new committer needs to be added,
> the sendmail installation gets stuck because some commit messages cannot
> be delivered to some recipient, and so on.
> Such a system needs permanent hand-holding. Certainly, the number of
> projects that SF hosts do cause delays in timely responses. OTOH,
> they also have many more full-time people for hand-holding than we
> will ever get.

If the PSF pays the hosting fees, I am willing manage a Subversion
repository for Python.  If we can get one ore two people to offer
backup support when I'm not available then I think we could offer
better service than SF.

If we would want to host the tracker as well, I would need more
help.  I'm not experienced in supporting Roundup, etc.  I suspect
they may require more hand-holding.


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