[Numpy-discussion] Wanted: new release manager for 1.5 and above

Jarrod Millman millman@berkeley....
Sat Jan 16 03:40:15 CST 2010


First I want to give David Cournapeau a big thank you for all his hard
work as release manager for the last few years.  It is a lot of work
and he has done a great job managing the releases (not to mention all
the work he has done as one of the primary developers).

I also want to thank Patrick Marsh and Ralf Gommers for stepping up to
the plate and volunteering to help with the next release.  I would
like to ask you both to consider committing to managing the next few
releases.  I believe managing the releases takes some skills, which
you will develop over a few releases.  It will be much better for the
community and for the project if we can have some consistency over the
release process.  I know David is willing to help you with at least
the first release and I am happy to help as well.

One of the things that both David and I would really like to see is
finally moving to a time-based release.  Both of us had moved in the
direction of a time-based release and I think David had more success
than I did.

Ideally I would like to see the two of you commit to two years as
release managers.  So if we move to a time-based release every 6
months, then you would be responsible for 4 releases.

As release managers, you will be responsible for keeping an eye of the
trunk and making sure that it stays in a healthy releasable state.  It
would be great if you could work on improving the testing
infrastructure and coverage.  You will need to keep a good line of
communication with the developers and keep everyone focused on the
release date.  You will also need to help write the release notes and
build the binaries.

Thanks,
Jarrod


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