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Re: [nycpython] Python bug week-end : 20-21 November

From: Robert L.
Sent on: Thursday, October 28, 2010 6:42 PM
I might be.. I might also be traveling then.. but might be interested. 
also.. might be fun to have a pre-meeting?  Might help those of us new to the 
idea find our bearings.. we could help each other identify possible bugs to work 

----- Original Message ----
From: Wes Chow <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thu, October 28,[masked]:29:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nycpython] Python bug week-end : 20-21 November

Any interest in folk physically meeting somewhere that weekend?


On 10/28/[masked]:12 PM, David Christian wrote:
> FYI...
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Antoine Pitrou<[address removed]>
> Date: Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 5:03 PM
> Hello,
> The development team of the Python interpreter (a.k.a python-dev) is
> organizing a bug week-end on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of November.
> We would like to encourage anyone who feels interested in participating
> to give it a try. Contributing to Python is much less intimidating than
> it sounds. You don't need to have previous experience with modifying
> the Python source; in fact bug days offer a good opportunity to learn
> the basics by asking questions and working on relatively simple bugs
> (see "how to get prepared" below). And most core developers are actual
> human beings!
> How it happens
> --------------
> The bug week-end will happen on the #python-dev IRC channel on the
> Freenode network, where several core developers routinely hang out. No
> physical meeting is scheduled as far as I know, but anyone is
> encouraged to organize one and announce it on the official Python
> channels such as this one.
> Participants (you!) join #python-dev and collaboratively go through the
> Python issue tracker at http://bugs.pytho...­ . From there, you can
> provide patches and/or review existing patches. Also, you can help us
> assess issues on any specific topic you have expertise in (the range of
> topics touched in the stdlib is quite broad and it is more than likely
> that the core developers' expertise is lacking in some of them).
> Or, if you feel shy, you can simply watch other people work and
> slowly get more confident about participating yourself.
> Development is public and lurkers are welcome.
> What you can work on
> --------------------­-
> Our expectation is that Python 3.2 beta 1 will have been released a
> couple of days before the bug week-end and, therefore, one primary goal
> is to polish the 3.2 branch for the following betas and the final
> release. There are many issues to choose from on the bug tracker; any
> bug fixes or documentation improvements will do. New features are
> discouraged: they can't be checked in before the official 3.2 release.
> How to get prepared
> -------------------
> If you are a beginner with the Python codebase, you may want to read the
> development guide available here (courtesy of Brian Curtin):
> http://docs.pytho...­
> There's a small practical guide to bug days/week-ends on the wiki:
> http://wiki.pytho...­
> And the development FAQ holds answers to generic development questions:
> http://www.python...­
> You can also do all of the above during the bug week-end, of course.
> Please, don't hesitate to ask us questions on the #python-dev channel.
> Regards
> Antoine.


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