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From "Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy" <gri...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [mod_python] Making web site more useful. (Was: OS X / Apache 2 / mod_python bug)
Date Sun, 20 Mar 2005 02:58:16 GMT

I think your assessment is right on - quite a few people aspire to make 
great improvements to mod_python, yet very few actually deliver anything 
for those same old reasons (me included) - the job, the family, life, etc. 
BTW, I'm not discouraged by this, this is perfectly normal IMO.

Grisha


On Sun, 20 Mar 2005, Graham Dumpleton wrote:

> I am a bit in overload myself at the moment and need to focus on my real
> job and getting an update done to my own web site.
>
> This doesn't mean I will not be able to do some stuff down the track when
> I have worked out my priorities. I would now though like to clear up a
> few things first about mod_python and its future.
>
> What I would like to know is who is actually involved in performing any
> maintenance and ongoing development of mod_python at the moment?
>
> What I believe I know so far as that your main focus is elsewhere these
> days and that Nicolas has write access to the source repository but is
> equally busy. Its seems I don't understand what Nicolas is doing as I
> thought he was taking over a bigger role than he is as far as looking
> after mod_python.
>
> Thus, is there anyone else actively involved? Is there any sort of plan for
> moving forward as far as fixing bugs, improving the web site, or development
> of any enhancements, with people actually assigned to these things?
>
> As much as I would like to see mod_python be improved, my intent is not
> to be critical of anyone or how things are being managed, but since I
> have stepped into what I saw as a hole and have been trying to give as
> much assistance as I could on the mailing list to people, I would like
> to get my facts straight so that I am not giving out wrong information.
>
> Graham
>
>
>
> On 18/03/2005, at 1:39 AM, Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy wrote:
>
>> 
>> Graham -
>> 
>> How about you send my your public ssh key and I arrange for access to 
>> www.modpython.org so you can make these changes yourself. I've been too 
>> busy this year too keep up and don't want to be the bottleneck...
>> 
>> Grisha
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Nicolas Lehuen wrote:
>> 
>>> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 18:50:58 -0500, Graham Dumpleton
>>> <grahamd@dscpl.com.au> wrote:
>>>> Scott Sanders wrote ..
>>>>> I can help with this if there is a canonical patch for the issue in
>>>>> JIRA.  Just point me at it, and I will integrate it into the
>>>>> repository.
>>>> 
>>>> The solution to the original problem was already in the repository
>>>> of as yet unreleased source code. It wasn't appreciated that it 
>>>> applied
>>>> to the specific problem with that version of Python even though it
>>>> was suggested early on that it be tried anyway.
>>>> 
>>>> What would help at the moment is for the web site to be updated
>>>> to include the following:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. A link to the JIRA bug reporting page for mod_python. The only
>>>> references to this are in past mailing list postings. Site should
>>>> say to try and solve problem first by looking at mailing list
>>>> archive and by discussion on mailing list to avoid reports which
>>>> relate to a person understanding rather than a bug.
>>>> 
>>>> 2. A link to and instructions on how latest working copy of code
>>>> could be checked out of subversion repository so people can
>>>> try that if they want to, to see if it fixes their problems. Note
>>>> sure it is common knowledge at all where the subversion
>>>> repository is.
>>>> 
>>>> 3. A variant of the search box on the main web site which will
>>>> look just in the archive of mailing list mail and which is marked
>>>> as such. Ie., include the search term "inurl:pipermail". This would
>>>> avoid the questions of how to search the mailing list. Comments
>>>> on the site directing people to try searching the mailing list
>>>> archive for solutions to problems would also help.
>>>> 
>>>> 4. For myself and others who help out, we should be more
>>>> diligent in posting more FAQ entries on common problems.
>>>> 
>>>> Graham
>>>> 
>>>> _______________________________________________
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>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Grisha, we need help here... What is the procedure for updating
>>> anything to www.modpython.org ?
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Nicolas
>>> 
>

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