[Python.NET] surveying the landscape ...

Tribble, Brett btribble at ea.com
Tue Jun 16 01:08:54 CEST 2015

Adam, I’m ecstatic that there’s a player out there who is making good use of Python.net, and who would like to help contribute. Organizational and logistical issues aside, I’m all for anything you can throw at the project! Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe Brian Lloyd has largely yielded this project to Tony and the community. Based on Brian and  Tony’s past posts, I’m fairly sure they’ll welcome any and all contributions to the project.

It may sound sacrilegious to some, but I would love to see the PTVS (https://pytools.codeplex.com/) folks get involved with the project. They’re turning out a solid product, and this fits solidly in with what Microsoft is trying to do with PTVS, .NET Core, Azure etc.

From: PythonDotNet [mailto:pythondotnet-bounces+btribble=ea.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Brad Friedman
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 2:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [Python.NET] surveying the landscape ...

I'll chime in and say the lack of these kinds of legitimate "stake-holder" systems and responsibilities has forced me to turn away from depending my work on this project. I still keep up on it in hopes that it will turn around.  If a legitimate player were to step up and contribute to a responsible, active and stable future for the project, I'd likely reconsider my stance and begin active support again. It's hard to justify putting much into it as one guy with limited resources.  It needs full multi-platform release and development support both as a python module and a .net embedding toolkit, both for Python 2.x and 3.x.  That's a lot of work to commit to getting set right and maintaining.

On Jun 15, 2015, at 3:57 PM, Adam Klein <aklein at bluemountaincapital.com<mailto:aklein at bluemountaincapital.com>> wrote:
Hello all,

We are using Python.NET<http://Python.NET> at BlueMountain to interface between our large .NET code base and the cpython ecosystem for interactive, exploratory computing. By way of background, I was a major contributor to the pandas library for a time; my firm is behind the Deedle library (https://github.com/BlueMountainCapital/Deedle).
To state the obvious, the project has proven hugely valuable. BlueMountain has an interest in making sure the library doesn’t languish. To that end, we’re interested in contributing to the project in terms of manpower and possibly funding development. I’d like to get a better sense of a few things:

- is there a BDFL … is Brian Lloyd still active; or is Tony Roberts steering the ship (being the top code contributor recently on github?) It looks like python 3.x integration and more recent work is happening on on renshawbay/pythonnet? Is pythonnet/pythonnet still the official repo?
- who manages releases to PyPI?
- is this PythonDotNet mailing list the appropriate clearinghouse for all discussions related to the project?
- are there other institutions that are public users of this project?
- is there an official vision or roadmap for future releases?

I see that python 3.x support looks like it’s happening on renshawbay/pythonnet (awesome). For other wish-list items or proposed contributions, is it best to start opening issues on the pythonnet/pythonnet github site? How are pull requests managed?

I’m also wondering if there’s any collective / documented knowledge about the inherent limitations and pitfalls of the library and/or where development resources are needed?


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