[Tracker-discuss] Call for volunteers to help maintain bugs.python.org's issue tracker

Daryl Spitzer daryl.spitzer at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 15:40:33 CET 2008

I'm interested in volunteering--I quickly skimmed
http://roundup.sourceforge.net/doc-1.0/design.html and
http://roundup.sourceforge.net/doc-1.0/developers.html and it sounds
like a learning opportunity for me, and a chance to help Python of

I have three kids (5 and under), so my free time is limited.  I could
probably only commit to two or three hours a week.

And I find the time for my personal work early in the mornings--I get
to my office early and delay working on my day-job for a couple hours.
 But that means I'm using my employer's Internet connection, so I'm
behind a firewall.  I noticed (in
http://roundup.sourceforge.net/doc-1.0/developers.html#cvs-access) at
you're using CVS for the Roundup sources.  I've never been able to use
CVS through my employer's firewall.

I've been programming in Python for a couple years now, and working
pretty much full time in Python for almost a year and a half.  I don't
have any trouble reading and understanding any Python code, and (I
think) I'm well-versed in most of Python's features.

Daryl Spitzer

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Brett Cannon <brett at python.org>
Date: Feb 18, 2008 2:52 PM
Subject: Call for volunteers to help maintain bugs.python.org's issue tracker
To: Python Tracker-discuss <tracker-discuss at python.org>

The Python Software Foundation's infrastructure committee is looking
for volunteers to help maintain the Roundup issue tracker installed
for http://bugs.python.org. Responsibilities revolve around
maintaining the Roundup installation itself (tracker schema, modifying
the installed copy of Roundup, etc.) and the occasional database work
(changes to the database, etc.).

You do not have to be an expert at Roundup to volunteer! You can learn
"on the job" by doing offline development and submitting patches until
you are of a proper level of experience to gain commit access to the
code (which can be seen at XXX). If you still have a New Years
resolution to help Python out this is a great way to fulfill the
promise you made yourself for 2008!

If you are interested in volunteering, please email tracker-discuss at
python.org. Thanks to all who have helped with the tracker already and
those that will in the future!

-Brett Cannon
Chairman, PSF infrastructure committee

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