[SciPy-Dev] module maintainers

Johann Cohen-Tanugi johann.cohentanugi@gmail....
Tue Mar 20 05:04:49 CDT 2012


hi there, I had started to look at scipy.special some time ago 
(generalizing the zeta function so that a full polylog implementation 
can be attempted, a la mpmath), but my bandwidth shrunk virtually to nil 
for this task....
I'd be willing to be listed for this module, in the hope that it would 
drive me to allocate more time to this.

best,
Johann

On 03/20/2012 05:30 AM, Travis Oliphant wrote:
> This is wonderful!
>
> The packages I can assist in maintaining and would like to be listed are:
>
> scipy.signal
> scipy.stats
> scipy.interpolate
> scipy.integrate
> scipy.special
> scipy.optimize
>
> I can also be available to help answer questions on any of the other
> modules.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Travis
>
>
> On Mar 19, 2012, at 3:34 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).
>>
>> One thing that would also be very useful is to have a document where
>> the maintainer(s) can keep a short assessment of the status of the
>> module and future directions up to date. There are regularly threads
>> on the list about missing functionality and changes that could be made
>> in the future, and currently those just get lost most of the time.
>> Such an overview would also be very helpful for users and potential
>> new contributors.
>>
>> I've created a draft document with a list of maintainers and status
>> (the latter mostly empty) per module:
>> https://github.com/rgommers/scipy/blob/maintainers/doc/MAINTAINERS.rst.txt.
>> I've already checked with a number of people who I know are either the
>> de-facto current maintainer or the original author of a module; the
>> names you see in the draft are those that already responded that they
>> would like to be listed (one of) the maintainer(s).
>>
>> Let me know what you think!
>>
>> Ralf
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