[Numpy-discussion] Wanted: new release manager for 1.5 and above
Sat Jan 16 07:39:45 CST 2010
On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Jarrod Millman <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> 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.
That makes sense. I expect there's a lot to learn, so I intend to do this
for a longer time.
I know David is willing to help you with at least
> the first release and I am happy to help as well.
That's good to hear.
> 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.
I can commit to that. This is 4 increments of X in the 1.X.Y version scheme
right? So with bug fix releases there should be more than 4 in two years.
Then there's also SciPy to think about of course.
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