[Python-Dev] Misc/maintainers.rst

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Sep 17 19:59:10 CEST 2009

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 10:38, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> R. David Murray schrieb:
>> I floated a proposal on stdlib-sig to create a file named
>> Misc/maintainers.rst.  The purpose of this file is to collect knowledge
>> about who knows which modules well enough to make decision about issues
>> in the tracker when the participants in the issue aren't sure, and to
>> write down the community knowledge about who has special interest and
>> expertise in specific topic areas.
>> This proposal was met with approval and, after a couple of small
>> modifications of the proposal, no dissent; so I've created the skeleton
>> of the file.  I've filled in some of the blanks where I had personal
>> knowledge, was told info on IRC, from the two referenced PEPs, and
>> from PEP 11.
>> Feel free to respond with comments about the header text, but more
>> importantly let me know what you know about who (especially if it is you)
>> should be listed for each module, platform, and topic, and feel free to
>> suggest additional topics.  My goal is to record the community knowledge.
> One thing I'd like to see in the list are real names of committers,
> not tracker names.  Of course, people looking for people to assign a bug
> to should not have to search for the tracker name, so I'd like to make
> another request (that Brett already made when we switched trackers):
>  Could we *please* have tracker names that match the committer names?
> (This doesn't even need to be done by the individual users, I would
> volunteer to rename all committer accounts and notify them by email that
> their name changed.  This will also be coordinated with the new names
> used for Mercurial commits, if a change will be made.)

+1 from me. It would be nice to not have to look up what tracker name
someone uses since I know everyone's committer name.


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