[Grok-dev] here's a crazy thought: a grok sprint?
Leonardo Rochael Almeida
leorochael at gmail.com
Mon May 19 15:23:42 CEST 2014
Most of the fun in sprints are in the sprint itself, rather than the target.
Me, I'd love to go, but no longer living in Europe makes it unlikely I'd be
able to attend.
On 19 May 2014 10:20, Souheil CHELFOUH <trollfot at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>:
>> 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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