[Python-Dev] No beta2 tonight

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Jul 17 15:57:02 CEST 2008

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> I'll note that I plan to hold the beta3 releases until all release 
> blocker and deferred blockers are resolved.
Ian Ozsvald of ShowMeDo.com noticed a blog post of mine about this beta, 
and responded as follows:

> Re. http://holdenweb.blogspot.com/2008/07/cpython-getting-serious-about-quality.html
> If someone on the dev side wanted to make a 5-10 minute 'cast on how to check out the python base, build it, test it, check stuff back in, we'd be honoured to host it.  Obviously the entire process deserves more attention but a short overview pointing out the key steps would be:
> 1) simple for the author to create
> 2) easy for possible contributors to watch and receive inspiration
> 3) powerful enough to attract another set of developers into the fold
> so that might be a useful, low-cost, quick win to help with the current effort?

I'd do this myself but a) I'm not the obvious candidate and b) I'm too 
busy to give it my attention now.

If someone wanted to tackle this, it might help getting people testing 
for the next beta, and also to recruit more testers in the long-term.

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