Richard Jones' Log: New Roundup release delayed, but now back on track
There's some bug fixes and feature requests I'd like to get out soon but I've been distracted by getting the python-dev project tracker imported on one of the python.org machines. They're not so powerful, and over the weekend (and to a lesser extent yesterday) www.python.org was being hammered by nasty search engines*. I finally got it imported yesterday (the import took about 24 hours -- it takes about 20 minutes on my desktop), and it's mostly ok (I stuffed up and didn't notice that the sf.net XML export has issue messages in reverse chronological order, also I accidentally nuked the full-text index).
This morning I see a message in my inbox that pretty much kills Roundup-for-python-dev as an idea though. I don't think I can say much more, but I'm competing against a company, with extended resources in hosting, so my volunteer efforts seem pretty feeble really. If this other thing comes through, it'll be good for Python, but I think I'm justified in feeling a little bummed by it :)
Well, the sf.net import stuff was kinda interesting. I like working with ElementTree. And, you know, it was a problem to solve and I like that.
*: no, really, the engine creators actually have the gall to require us to put a special "Crawl-Delay" line in our robots.txt file so they won't just hammer us with a bazillion requests per second. Don't bother looking it up - "Crawl-Delay" is not a part of the robots.txt spec, and may in fact break the robots.txt file for other robots.