Thanks for all the attendeed for the last night, the sprint was a great succcess! As I already said to some of the people who were there, this was the most productive CPython core development sprint I've ever been to. You guys really kept me busy with reviewing and committing :) Also, a special thanks to Spotify for hosting, the place was absolutely awesome.
For all who submitted contributor agreements: I'll send them to the PSF today. Expect a shiny star next to your tracker user name in a few weeks.
Where to go from here? If you got interested about CPython core development, please join the core-mentorship and python-dev mailing lists at http://mail.python.org/. Keep on triaging issues, reviewing others' patches, and submitting patches of your own, and I'm sure one day we'll have a core developer in Sweden, too!
5 · February 24
Hi Pythonistas, it's almost sprint time! I'm Petri Lehtinen, your sprint host at Spotify HQ next weekend.
To make things smoother, here are a few things you can (and should) do in advance:
1. Clone the source code:
hg clone http://hg.python.org/cpython
(Git users are not alone)
2. Build it:
(Neither are Windows users)
3. Optionally, run the test suite:
./python -m test -j3
4. Create a tracker account at http://bugs.python.org/ (OpenID possible)
5. Optionally, look for interesting issues on the tracker. The "Easy issues" link on the left hand side may be useful for beginners.
These preliminary steps are somewhat time consuming, and doing them in advance will leave you more time for actual hacking. When the sprint starts, I'll give a brief presentation on the structure of the code baseand how core development works.
4 · February 18