[Python-Dev] I would like an svn account

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sat Jan 3 19:25:42 CET 2009

Georg Brandl wrote:
> 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?
+1, but I won't be at the summit because I'll be teaching tutorials that

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