On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 20:20 +0200, Sergey Schetinin wrote:
> Thanks Ian for all the work you've put into the project. I hope I'll
> be a deserving maintainer.
> I don't have any immediate plans as I've already committed most of the
> improvements I thought were most important. There's a community effort
> to improve the test coverage which we'll merge into the trunk sometime
> soon. The bug fixing was quite quick recently, I think, and I intend
> to keep it that way.
> Python 3 port will need to happen eventually, but I don't think I'll
> be pressing to make it happen ASAP.
We've listed "attempt to port WebOb to Python 3" as one of the tasks at
the PyCon Pylons/Pyramid sprint
(http://us.pycon.org/2011/sprints/projects/). I think basically this
task translates to "give WebOb 100% test coverage" as a first step (we
may not get around to actually doing the conversion, as writing the
tests will take some time). Do you think you could merge the tests done
by the community into the trunk before we do this so we don't repeat
> Also, as Ian mentioned, I'll be blogging about WebOb at
> On 14 February 2011 23:06, Ian Bicking <i...@colorstudy.com> wrote:
> > Oops, I forgot to mention that Sergey started a blog in part with the
> > intention of posting on WebOb and related things: http://self.maluke.com/
> > On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Ian Bicking <i...@colorstudy.com> wrote:
> >> Hi all.
> >> I've decided to pass primary maintainer duties to Sergey Schetinin
> >> (maluke) for WebOb -- while I have attended to WebOb sporadically he has
> >> been far more consistent in responding to bugs and inquiries, and in many
> >> ways has been acting maintainer. So I think it fitting to make that more
> >> formal and give Sergey that title more formally, and put project management
> >> in the hands of someone doing the project management.
> >> WebOb of course is used by many of libraries, and as such must remain
> >> stable and conservative in its forward development, but I think its scope
> >> makes the meaning of that fairly clear for everyone so I am not worried on
> >> that front. Python 3 is the one thing that looms, and with PEP 3333 a
> >> porting effort is now reasonable. I'm not sure that it's at the top of
> >> Sergey's list of things to do, but I hope the community can organize itself
> >> in this respect -- I believe well-done port of WebOb could make the porting
> >> effort for other libraries much easier as it can serve as insulation for
> >> many of the more tweaky differences between the Python versions.
> >> Relatedly, I am also interested in finding maintainers for other packages,
> >> such as Paste*, WebTest, ScriptTest, FormEncode, WSGIProxy, and virtualenv.
> >> If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me (email or
> >> IRC, I'm easy enough to find).
> >> Cheers,
> >> Ian
> Best Regards,
> Sergey Schetinin
> http://self.maluke.com/ -- My articles and open-source stuff
> http://www.maluke.com/ -- My commercial software and custom development
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