[IPython-dev] Experience with launchpad

Edward K. Ream edreamleo@gmail....
Sun Oct 5 10:01:51 CDT 2008


On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 11:34 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> For me the killer features are:
>
> - lower barrier of entry to new contributions.
>
> - reasonably easy  workflow for code review (though I hope their
> review tool matures and improves, as right now it's very primitive).
> This aspect can really use some improvements, but even in its basic
> form we've found it to be very useful, so I'm not complaining.
>
> Minuses:
> - speed (see above)
> - The web interface is a bit clumsy to use at times, though the update
> of a few months ago did improve things quite a bit.  It's still a bit
> confusing to navigate though.

As the project leader for the Leo project, I agree completely.  I
would have said exactly the same, except I wouldn't have said so so
well or so completely :-)

I'd like to emphasize that bzr makes it much easier for anyone to
contribute.  With Leo, there was an initial flurry of activity as
people "got code off their chests and onto the trunk".  After that,
there has been steady contributions from the key developers.

Edward
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