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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Python team needs help cleaning up old bugs
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 07:44:27
1 Hello, everyone.
3 According to a dumb grep, Python team maintains almost 1000 packages
4 nowadays. While the project members may seem numerous, a handful of
5 people actually maintain the majority of the packages. I've reached
6 the point where I need to spend 3-4 hours every day on *minimal*
7 maintenance of a subset of Python team packages. This means bumping,
8 fixing some tests, doing some py3.9 testing. The sole amount of
9 technical work makes it hard for me to even check bugs for all
10 the packages I'm touching.
12 For this reason, I'd like to request help from the Gentoo community with
13 dealing with bugs. This is something that doesn't really require commit
14 access and would be very helpful to Gentoo. The idea is to look through
15 open bugs assigned (or CC-ed) to python@ and close those that are
16 already fixed (please ask for editbugs for that). Extra kudos for
17 verifying bugs filed against old versions with new versions.
19 If someone would like to help, please don't hesitate to ping me
20 on #gentoo-python, or just start looking through bugs ;-).
22 By the way, this is somewhat in line with bug-cleaners [1] goals, so you
23 may want to look at joining that project too. I'm sure other teams
24 would also appreciate help dealing with bugs.
26 [1]
28 --
29 Best regards,
30 Michał Górny


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