[Numpy-discussion] What is consensus anyway

Jason Grout jason-sage@creativetrax....
Wed Apr 25 21:10:21 CDT 2012


On 4/25/12 8:11 PM, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>
> On Apr 25, 2012, at 7:18 PM, josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
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>>
>> Except for the big changes like NA and datetime, I think the debate is
>> pretty boring.
>> The main problem that I see for discussing technical issues is whether
>> there are many
>> developers really interested in commenting on code and coding.
>> I think it mostly comes down to the discussion on tickets or pull requests.
>
> This is a very insightful comment.   Github has been a great thing for both NumPy and SciPy.   However, it has changed the community feel for many because these pull request discussions don't happen on this list.
>
> You have to comment on a pull request to get notified of future comments or changes.    The process is actually pretty nice, but it does mean you can't just hang out watching this list.  You have to look at the pull requests and get involved there.
>
> It would be nice if every pull request created a message to this list.    Is that even possible?

Sure.  Github has a pretty extensive hook system that can notify (via 
hitting a URL) about lots of events.

https://github.com/blog/964-all-of-the-hooks

http://developer.github.com/v3/repos/hooks/

I haven't actually used it (just read the docs), so I may be mistaken...

Thanks,

Jason


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