[SciPy-Dev] scikits contribution?

Skipper Seabold jsseabold@gmail....
Wed Jul 14 17:08:28 CDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Skipper Seabold <jsseabold@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 6:01 PM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@vcn.com> wrote:
>> On 7/14/10 15:50 , scipy-dev-request@scipy.org wrote:
>>> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:50:09 -0700
>>> From: Jarrod Millman<millman@berkeley.edu>
>>> Subject: Re: [SciPy-Dev] scikits contribution?
>>> To: SciPy Developers List<scipy-dev@scipy.org>
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>>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Jonathan Stickel<jjstickel@vcn.com>  wrote:
>>>> >  I did register athttp://projects.scipy.org/scikits  with the username
>>>> >  "jjstickel". ?The wiki page indicates that this is all that is needed to
>>>> >  edit the wiki, but I do not see a "Edit this page" link. ?So it does
>>>> >  seem that someone needs to give me permission. ?I also need permission
>>>> >  for commit access to svn.scipy.org/svn/scikits/.
>>> Hey Jonathan,
>>> Thanks for contributing a new scikit!
>>> Unfortunately, it is a bit tedious to create accounts on the existing
>>> subversion system and there is no way to separate developer accounts
>>> between the various scikits.  If you really want to use subversion, I
>>> would create a sourceforge project.  For example, that is where the
>>> scikits.learn project is hosted:
>>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scikit-learn
>>> Otherwise, I would recommend using github or one of the other dvcs
>>> hosting sites.
>>> In the near future (over the next month or so) it looks increasingly
>>> likely that we will be moving numpy and possibly scipy to git/github,
>>> so the existing scikits subversion repository will probably get moved
>>> over and broken up as well.
>>> The official scikits registry is here:http://scikits.appspot.com/
>>> Any package named "scikits.xyz" on the Python Packaging Index will be
>>> included on the scikits.appspot.com website automatically.  So there
>>> is no advantage to having commit access to the subversion site and
>>> there are several disadvantages such as it is slow, there isn't an
>>> obvious way to get account access, and it may disappear soon (assuming
>>> we move to github).
>> OK, I'll check out github, or, if the learning curve is high, I may fall
>> back to sourceforge since I have more experience with that interface.
>> Can you elaborate on "Any package named "scikits.xyz" on the Python
>> Packaging Index will be included on the scikits.appspot.com website
>> automatically"?  Where is the Python Packaging Index and how do I get a
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi
>> scikit to show up there once I make the sources available?
> See below.
>> I have to say this has become a lot more involved than I initially
>> expected.  Simpler procedures and better "howto" documentation would be
>> helpful for sideline contributors like myself.  Maybe this will improve
>> after the move to github?
> I think most all of your questions are answered here.
> http://www.scipy.org/scipy/scikits/wiki/ScikitsForDevelopers

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