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

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Tue Feb 19 21:20:38 CET 2008

On Feb 19, 2008 6:40 AM, Daryl Spitzer <daryl.spitzer at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> course.
> 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.

Any help is appreciated. At this point we just want people submitting
patches to help closing issues with the tracker.

> 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.

We have our own instance of Roundup in svn.

> 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.


To get started, read http://wiki.python.org/moin/TrackerDocs/ . You
will find a link to the meta-tracker which is the issue tracker for
the issue tracker. There is also a link at the bottom on how to get an
testing instance of the tracker up and going to work with.


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