[Python-Dev] Issues not responded to.

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at rath.org
Fri Jul 31 05:03:01 CEST 2015

On Jul 31 2015, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> There are over 400 issues on the bug tracker that have not had a
> response to the initial message, roughly half of these within the last
> eight months alone.  Is there a (relatively) simple way that we can
> share these out between us to sort those that are likely to need
> dealing with in the medium to longer term, from the simple short term
> ones, e.g very easy typo fixes?

Nick recently mentioned that the PSF might be able to help, but that the
initiative for that needs to come from the core developers. So why don't
you guys ask the PSF to e.g. sponsor some of the work that no one feels
motivated to do in their spare time?

To avoid issues with some people being paid for work that others
contribute in their free time one could introduce a new keyword in the
tracker (say "ugly"). Whenever a core developer sees an issue that he[1]
thinks should be worked on, but that he really does not want to do in
his free time, he tags it with "ugly" and the issue becomes available
for PSF-sponsored work.


[1] I first wanted to write he/she - but are there actually any female
    core contributors?

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