[SciPy-Dev] module maintainers

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Tue Mar 20 02:24:07 CDT 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Vincent Davis <vincent@vincentdavis.net>wrote:

> Nice, maybe each status section could have links to a Trac search for;
>  bugs, enhancements, ... Regarding that speccific module. Then less would
> need to be maintained on this page regarding status but would be very
> accessible for other to see the status.
> How about a "How to help" Q/A some thing like. Q how do I help maintain a
> module? A: Easy start watching the track for bugs, enhancements...
> Github question, How would I monitor pull requests for a specific module?
> A person may or may not have a Trac ticket or posted on the mailing list. I
> have to admit that I have not yet looked at how to monitor this on Github.
> I am just assuming that only those with commit rights would see the pull
> request but a module maintainer would not.
> I'll add this to the document later, but here are the relevant links:


> Vincent.
> On Monday, March 19, 2012, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>
> 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
> >
> --
> Thanks
> Vincent Davis
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