[Python-Dev] Encouraging developers

Collin Winter collinw at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 01:45:07 CET 2007

On 3/5/07, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> On 3/5/07, Giovanni Bajo <rasky at develer.com> wrote:
> > On 05/03/2007 19.46, A.M. Kuchling wrote:
> >
> > > At PyCon, there was general agreement that exposing a read-only
> > > Bazaar/Mercurial/git/whatever version of the repository wouldn't be
> > > too much effort, and might make things easier for external people
> > > developing patches.
> >
> > I really believe this is just a red herring, pushed by some SCM wonk. The
> > problem with patch submission has absolutely *nothing* to do with tools. Do we
> > have any evidence that new developers are getting frustrated because they
> > can't handle their patches well enough with the current tools?
> Plus it's just handy sometimes to be able to do commits when you lack
> network access.

Seconded. I don't know how much it impacts new developers, but I know
I get frustrated because of this.

Collin Winter

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