[Twisted-Python] Interesting plot on new author contributions post-Github for several Python packages

Laurens Van Houtven _ at lvh.io
Tue Aug 27 07:06:46 MDT 2013

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 2:14 PM, <exarkun at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:

> On 09:54 am, _ at lvh.io wrote:
>> IIUC, Tom does most of his contributing through Github. That probably
>> means
>> that it's a well-supported process that has most of the kinks ironed out:
>> after all, if Tom hasn't caught them, I would guess a new contributor
>> probably wouldn't either :-)
> Or it means Tom's workflow is fine and he's learned all the issues he
> needs to avoid tripping over.

That sounds like what I mean. I don't understand the difference. I am
saying that Tom's workflow is fine and knows where the hard parts are.
Also, given the amount of time that he (usually) gets to spend on Twisted
and his responsiveness on the IRC channel, I think it counts as

> You didn't quote anything in the message you replied to, so I'll just
> guess that this is an email meant as a "+1 please switch to github". Please
> correct that impression if it is mistaken.

No. I am suggesting that there is a way to contribute using Github that
isn't totally broken, and someone has already figured out what that way is,
and that someone is in a position to explain it to others. I'm saying we
don't need to switch to github, because apparently you can already use
github if you want to, everything else staying the same.

It's possible that this way of using github does not please the would-be
new reviewers sufficiently, but I'm saying that if someone suggests we move
to github, I'd like to make it clear to them that you can already use
github, and that they should probably at least formulate their arguments in
the shape of "the current way that I can use github is bad because ..." :)

> Jean-Paul

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