[Python-Dev] Misc/maintainers.rst

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Thu Sep 17 22:13:51 CEST 2009

On Sep 17, 2009, at 10:59 AM, Brett Cannon wrote:

> 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.

+1 from me also.  This has long been a source of irritation.


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