[Python-Dev] Summary of Python tracker Issues

Petri Lehtinen petri at digip.org
Mon Dec 3 09:13:58 CET 2012

Brett Cannon wrote:
> Do we have a graph of the historical trend of the number of bugs (or at least
> the historical details stored somewhere)? I think we have had a net decrease in
> open bugs the last couple of weeks and it would be neat to see an absolute and
> relative graph of the overall trend since Python 3.3.0 was released. Also might
> make a nice motivator to try to close issues faster. =)
> Otherwise is the code public for this somewhere? I assume it's making an
> XML-RPC call or something every week to get the results, but if I decide to do
> a little App Engine app to store historical data and do a graph I would rather
> not have to figure all of this out from scratch. =) Although I could I guess
> also parse the email if I wanted to ignore all other emails.

A few months ago I made a script that downloads all python-dev mailman
archives, scans them to find the summary messages, parses the messages
and creates a graph using matplotlib. The script is available at

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