[SciPy-Dev] scikits contribution?

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Wed Jul 14 17:16:28 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

It's a bit outdated, since now hosting with a decentralized revision
control system is preferred.
Also nothing about sphinx docs, neither in the template (at least when
I checked and looked for a template last year)
Basic hosting instructions or links to instructions with alternatives
on github, launchpad, mercurial?
Instructions for creating account and uploading to pypi are also missing.

It took me quite a bit of time last year to create the scikits
infrastructure. So improvements to and updating of the scikits docs
would be very useful.


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