[SciPy-Dev] module maintainers

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Tue Mar 20 02:10:15 CDT 2012


On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:05 AM, David Warde-Farley <
wardefar@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

> On 2012-03-19, at 4:34 PM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > In the recent "Scipy Goal" thread I proposed to find maintainers for
> each of the Scipy modules, an idea that I got positive feedback on from a
> number of people. Having maintainers (or "module  owners", or some similar
> title) could improve a few things:
> >
> > - the feeling of "ownership" of particular pieces of code (and hence
> less unmaintained code).
> > - the responsiveness to tickets and questions on the mailing list.
> > - the number of developers actively working on Scipy.
> > - enabling current developers to focus more on fewer parts of Scipy.
> > - having one or a couple of people able to declare PRs ready to be
> merged (or not).
>
> I'd be willing to maintain the cluster module if no one else wishes to. I
> began a Cython rewrite of the cluster.vq module which is still in the
> repository though currently unused. I plan to continue on that anyway
> (along with kmeans, of which I already have a fast Cython implementation
> written), so I wouldn't mind becoming the guardian of that chunk of the
> codebase.
>

Great, you're on the list! It would be good to have more than one
maintainer per module, so having your name there shouldn't preclude someone
else to jump in too.

Ralf
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