[Python-Dev] contributing to multiprocessing

Davin Potts python at discontinuity.net
Fri Jan 9 05:20:32 CET 2015

Thanks!  That sounds like a nice, clear path forward.

Regarding the doc issues being a bit more problematic to work through, I thoroughly understand.


On Jan 8, 2015, at 21:19, R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:08:07 -0800, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
>> On 01/08/2015 03:21 PM, Davin Potts wrote:
>>> I am interested in making some serious ongoing contributions around multiprocessing.
>> Great!
>>> Rather than me simply walking through that backlog, offering comments or encouragement here and there on issues, it
>>> makes more sense for me to ask:  what is the right way for me to proceed?  What is the next step towards me helping
>>> triage issues?  Is there a bridge-keeper with at least three, no more than five questions for me?
>> I would suggest having at least one, if not two or three, current core-devs ready and willing to quickly review your
>> work (I believe Raymond Hettinger may be one); then, go ahead and triage, improve and/or submit patches, and make
>> comments.  Once you've got a few of these under your belt, with favorable reviews and your patches committed, you may
>> get stuck with commit privileges of your own.  ;)
> Indeed, the best way to proceed, regardless of any other issues, is in
> fact to review, triage, comment on, and improve the issues you are
> interested in.  Get the patches commit ready, and then get a current
> core dev to do a commit review.
> Oddly, the doc issues may be more problematic than the code issues.
> Fixing bugs in docs isn't difficult to get done, but restructuring
> documentation sometimes gets bogged down in differing opinions.  (I
> haven't myself looked at your proposals since I don't use
> multiprocessing, so I don't know how radical the proposed changes are).
> --David
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