Hello, everyone.

According to a dumb grep, Python team maintains almost 1000 packages
nowadays.  While the project members may seem numerous, a handful of
people actually maintain the majority of the packages.  I've reached
the point where I need to spend 3-4 hours every day on *minimal*
maintenance of a subset of Python team packages.  This means bumping,
fixing some tests, doing some py3.9 testing.  The sole amount of
technical work makes it hard for me to even check bugs for all
the packages I'm touching.

For this reason, I'd like to request help from the Gentoo community with
dealing with bugs.  This is something that doesn't really require commit
access and would be very helpful to Gentoo.  The idea is to look through
open bugs assigned (or CC-ed) to python@ and close those that are
already fixed (please ask for editbugs for that).  Extra kudos for
verifying bugs filed against old versions with new versions.

If someone would like to help, please don't hesitate to ping me
on #gentoo-python, or just start looking through bugs ;-).

By the way, this is somewhat in line with bug-cleaners [1] goals, so you
may want to look at joining that project too.  I'm sure other teams
would also appreciate help dealing with bugs.

[1] https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Bug-cleaners

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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