[Grok-dev] here's a crazy thought: a grok sprint?

Souheil CHELFOUH trollfot at gmail.com
Mon May 19 15:20:56 CEST 2014

Hello all,

I don't think this is crazy at all, J-W :)
The last sprint left everyone wondering about the future.
We had discussions but no real direction, so I'd be interested in taking
part in such a sprint.
As most of you know, I'm no longer using plain Grok, but that doesn't
prevent me to want to contribute.

- Souheil

2014-05-19 10:40 GMT+02:00 Jan-Wijbrand Kolman <janwijbrand at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> Here's a crazy thought: what about having a Grok sprint?
> I must be mad thinking this would be at all usefull...?
> My idea would be to gather the selection of small changes we did since the
> last official release, clean up groktoolkit, release it, bring the current
> grok website down and launch a small new website (kinda like a
> "readthedocs" thing) explaining the current status etc.
> Why would I want to suggest this?
> The reasons are twofold:
> * It would be fun I think, to meet up with the few people that are still
> using Grok or some of its legacy.
> * The current website and everything give a highly unfinished and
> abandoned feel. This in fact is not far from the truth ;) but I like the
> idea to clean things up and explain the state of the project.
> To be clear:
> * At my work, we're still using Grok. And thus ZTK. And there's no plan to
> move away from it any time soon. For us, the underpinnings of our
> application still serve us well for now.
> * My idea for this sprint is explicitly low-ambition. Of course I'm every
> now and then fantasizing about porting Grok to Python 3, now that a lot of
> ZTK packages are supposed to run on Python 3. And we could of course spend
> time on such, or completely different, ideas if there's any common ground
> for it.
> Ok, let the laughing begin... I **am** being silly here, right..? ;)
> Or does anyone actually like the idea..?
> regards, jw
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