List development ideas or discussions here. Would perhaps be a good place to summarize consensus reached on the scipy dev mailing list.
POLISHING SCIPY: THE ACCESSIBLE SCIPY PROJECT (ASP)
ASP is a roadmap for making Python-as-a-tool-for-science usable and friendly ("accessible") to as many people as possible. This page is the open-but-not-in-the-way workplace for the projects that will accomplish that goal. The roadmap identifies three areas of effort: documentation, packaging, and the web site. Discussion of the roadmap, project direction, and specific efforts takes place on scipy-dev@…. More recently, we discussed a proposal for Wiki workflow that is designed to take advantage of the Wiki Way for developing without having the site look like a perpetual construction zone.
The rest of this page serves as both a place for projects to live before they're ready for prime time and for willing help to meet new projects. If you are currently or potentially working on the non-code aspects of NumPy? or SciPy?, please enter your name and contact info above so people can find you. If you are interested in extending one of the three main efforts (e.g., writing a new doc, starting a new area of the web site, or taking on package testing for a particular architecture), please describe that new effort above in an appropriate place. Linking your new page or project here will attract the attention of people who are willing to help. Once your project is ready to go public, please ask for a review on the scipy-dev mailing list. When the community is happy, make a link to your page from one of the main pages of the site. After your project is stable and you are no longer seeking additional help, remove the link from this page. Small projects (a screen page or few) can pretty much be posted here, announced, reviewed, and go live in a matter of hours. The goal is to ensure that what is before the public is consistent, complete at some level, well presented, and correct.
Finally, we're all learning on the job here. Some resources (please post more):
- Producing Open Source Software by Karl Fogel