[Python-Dev] I would like an svn account

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sat Jan 3 18:52:23 CET 2009

Steve Holden schrieb:

> I think it was courageous of Brett to tackle this issue head-on as he
> did, and of Victor to respond so positively to the various comments that
> have been made on this thread. It would be a pity to lose a developer
> who so obviously has Python's best interests at heart.

Full ACK.

> As someone with a strong interest in Python's development, but whose
> interests lie outside direct development at the code face I would like
> to see some way where committed non-committers like Victor could be
> mentored through the initial stages of development, to the point where
> they can be trusted to make commits that don't need reversion.

I don't think we have the manpower to do that beyond the already
established "I have to sign off all your commits" procedure.  Of course,
this is time consuming, so maybe for Victor it is just the matter of
no developer currently finding the time to do it.

> In the old days this would have happened by a process known in the
> British training world as "sitting with Nellie" - doing the work next
> to, and directly supervised by, someone who had been doing it a long
> time and who knew all the wrinkles of the job. Quite how to achieve a
> similar effect in today's distributed development environment is less
> obvious.

IRC gets relatively close to sitting next to someone :)

> Could we talk about this at PyCon (as well as continuing this thread to
> some sort of conclusion)? While the sprints are great for those who are
> already involved some activity specifically targeted at new developers
> would be a welcome addition, and might even help recruit them.

Topic for the language summit?


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