[Python-Dev] No beta2 tonight

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Jul 18 04:16:38 CEST 2008

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On Jul 17, 2008, at 09:57 AM, Steve Holden wrote:

>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.

It's a great idea, but unfortunately I also don't have time to do this right

- -Barry
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