[Python-Dev] GSoC Student Introduction

Rodrigo Bernardo Pimentel rbp at isnomore.net
Wed Apr 23 20:02:40 CEST 2008

On Wed, Apr 23 2008 at 07:56:44AM BRT, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis schrieb:
> > I certainly can't speak for the respective mentors, but I feel that
> > "use bazaar" really isn't the right answer to "can I get commit access?"
> > 
> > One motivation for GSoC is also community bonding, and having the
> > mentor (but not *only* the mentor) comment on the proposed changes,
> > and monitor the progress of the project. That the development branch
> > sits on the student's laptop doesn't really help in that process.

Agreed. Using bazaar, at least in this context, involves pushing changes
regularly to someplace visible, where the mentor and other developers may
see and comment.

> Students have to sign the contributor agreement anyway or we can't use
> their work. I don't see a problem with giving them svn commit privileges
> as long as they restrict themselves to their sandbox.

With that, http://python.org/dev/bazaar/ says "anybody with write access to
the Subversion repository can push their own branches to python.org", so
GSoC students could use bzr and push their changes to python.org regularly,
for mentor (and, more generally, core developers) comments.


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