[SciPy-dev] Scipy workflow (and not tools).

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Thu Feb 26 14:14:34 CST 2009


On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Travis E. Oliphant
<oliphant@enthought.com> wrote:
> Michael Abshoff wrote:
>> I am not asking anyone to agree with me, I just wanted to point out
>> things the Sage project has been doing and share some experience I have
>> collected as the Sage release manager. There is no one-size fits all for
>> a project and project specific culture as well as customs are hard to
>> change, but it can be done. I believe that the Sage project has greatly
>> benefited from the policy changes described above. Now you need to come
>> to your own conclusions :)
>>
> Thank you for the detailed examples and for sharing your experiences.
> This kind of feedback is very valuable.
>
> One of the things I've admired about Sage is how much raw time people
> seem to devote to writing code / building web-pages / and writing
> documentation / tests.
>
> Having someone with as much energy as William seems to me to make a big
> difference.      That was my experience with the NumPy port as well.
> Things move forward when there is someone spending a lot of time paying
> attention and pushing.   *Just* the spare time of people causes projects
> to move forward more slowly.

Yep, I have exactly the same experience with sympy --- if I push
things hard day and night, people will join and we grow, if it's just
the spare time of other people, things move forward more slowly.

Ondrej


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