[Python-Dev] Community buildbots and Python release quality metrics

Grig Gheorghiu grig.gheorghiu at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 22:47:28 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 12:56 PM,  <glyph at divmod.com> wrote:
> It looks to me like the main thing that Pybots needs is help with
> maintenance.  Getting someone to set up an individual buildbot is one thing,
> but keeping it working is the important bit and it looks like people are not
> doing that.  The project would also be greatly aided by having dedicated
> people diagnose errors, report bugs against Python core if they're real and
> report bugs against Pybots if they're spurious.
> It would be good to have this effort be centralized and directed because it
> would otherwise be too easy to file duplicate bug reports, or to assume "oh,
> this has been failing for months, someone must have filed a bug already".

I agree with all you're saying here. As usual, the devil is in the
details. Finding those 'dedicated people' and also people who would
act as the central point of contact for bug reports etc. turns out to
be very hard in practice. If you have any ideas, I'd be glad to hear


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