[Numpy-discussion] Release management (was: Updated differences between 1.5.1 to 1.6.1)

Bruce Southey bsouthey@gmail....
Tue Feb 14 21:14:11 CST 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Ralf Gommers
<ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io>
> wrote:
>> On Feb 14, 2012, at 3:32 AM, David Cournapeau wrote:
>> > Hi Travis,
>> >
>> > It is great that some resources can be spent to have people paid to
>> > work on NumPy. Thank you for making that happen.
>> >
>> > I am slightly confused about roadmaps for numpy 1.8 and 2.0. This
>> > needs discussion on the ML, and our release manager currently is Ralf
>> > - he is the one who ultimately decides what goes when.
>> Thank you for reminding me of this.  Ralf and I spoke several days ago,
>> and have been working on how to give him more time to spend on SciPy
>> full-time.
> Well, full-time is the job that I get paid for:)
>> As a result, he will be release managing NumPy 1.7, but for NumPy 1.8, I
>> will be the release manager again.   Ralf will continue serving as release
>> manager for SciPy.
> I had planned to bring this up only after the 1.7 release but yes, I would
> like to push the balance of my open-source work a little from
> release/maintenance work towards writing more new code. I've been doing both
> NumPy and SciPy releases for about two years now, and it's time for me to
> hand over the manager hat for one of those two. And my preference is to keep
> on doing the SciPy releases rather than the NumPy ones.
>> For NumPy 2.0 and beyond, Mark Wiebe will likely be the release manager.
>> I only know that I won't be release manager past NumPy 1.X.
> Travis, it's very good to see that the release manager role can be filled
> going forward (it's not the most popular job), but I think the way it should
> work is that people volunteer for this role and then the community agrees on
> giving a volunteer that role.
> I actually started contributing when David asked for someone to take over
> from him in the above manner. Maybe someone else will step up now, giving
> you or Mark more time to work on new NumPy features (which I'm pretty sure
> you'd prefer).
> Cheers,
> Ralf
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I will miss you as a numpy release manager!
You have not only done an incredible job but also taken the role to a
higher level.
Your attitude and attention to details has been amazing.


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