[IronPython] Status of Accepting External Contributions
billchi at microsoft.com
Mon Jul 19 15:36:15 PDT 2010
Ok, before there's jumping for joy or holding of the breath :-), we're interested in getting to take back contributions. Jeff's comments about the goodness are clearly spot on. However, there's still quite a bit of row to hoe to get to that point. We're discussing taking contributions and what needs to happen to get there. Of course, with bits shipping in .NET 4.0 (Expr Trees, CallSites, Binders, etc.), we can't take contributions, and if there's something we think we want to add to the CLR going forward, we can't take contributions there either.
So, no promises and no timeline, but we'd like to get to that point.
From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Steve Dower
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 2:26 PM
To: Discussion of IronPython
Subject: Re: [IronPython] Status of Accepting External Contributions
And just saw this response from Bill in the next email in my list:
"Well, in a perfect world, you'd have fun beating on the code, and
we'd take your contributions :-). However, right now, it is best to
just get the bug report. We're working internally on being able to
take contributions to the tools (and other parts of the project), but
as you'd suspect, there's lots of process for us to get to that point
I guess that basically covers it for now.
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 07:24, Steve Dower <s.j.dower at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'll throw in a quick second. I'm also interested in contributing
> if/when possible.
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 03:14, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> This horse doesn't seem to have been beaten recently, so I thought I'd
>> bring it up again :). What's the status, if any, on allowing people
>> outside Microsoft to contribute patches to IronPython?
>> I have a few things that I don't think are at the top of the team's
>> priority list that I'd be more than willing to work on (#17250,
>> #26044), but I don't have that option right now. I know that the team
>> has suggested other ways to help out in the past, such as providing
>> extensions and filing bugs, but building a real OSS community requires
>> being able to change the code directly.
>> I also worry about the bus factor of IronPython; if Dino decides that
>> growing potatoes on a commune in Vermont would be preferable to
>> staring at computers all day, what happens to IronPython without a
>> community to carry it?
>> I know it's all tied up with MS Legal and there's probably not much
>> the IronPython team can do about it, but I'm curious as to what state
>> things are in. Maybe the licence change is just the tip of the
>> - Jeff
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