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2016-09-23 (postponed from 16th): General Discussion

Time: 14:00 UTC (Doodle poll for time preferences: )

Hangout link:


  • Jonathan, Phil, John, Filipe, Eric, Sylvain
  • Apologies
  • Michael (re 16th): wife's water broke. Probably not going to make this one.

Standing Items

  • How many repos? ~1200
  • How many contributors? ~230


  • Recipe license to include in feedstock?

    *   Where to include?  In recipe? Should not be license for the package but rather for the **recipe.**
    • Not many
    • Deal with on-case-by case basis as extra commit on feedstock.
  • Moving to conda build 2.0 requires rebuilding ~35 packages.

    *   Rebuilding should be done before moving all feedstocks to new version
    • Not backwards incompatible. Mixing short and long prefix will results in short prefixes.

    • Filipe has done this with his own build system, maybe some issues on Windows.

    • This is the issue our Windows tech is seeing conda/conda build#1383

    • Conclusion: start rebuilding packages that use short binary prefix, then flip switch on all recipes.

  • Phil will be in Oz for next 6 months (Melbourne: UTC +10)

  • Next meeting schedule with doodle

  • Sylvain -- mixing VC runtimes

    *   Recommend that these be placed in a different channel
  • conda-smithy release -- Maybe Monday?

  • Do not know why rerendering is happening slowly

    *   Rerendering happens on Heroku, max 5 PR but can up limit
  • CFEP -- if you have not looked at them CFEP 01 do so soon:

    *   [conda forge/conda forge enhancement proposals#1](
    • Can CFEPs change after the fact

    • What is consensus? BDFL, vote, vetos (like NumPy?), other?

          *   majority of  core member -- at meetings
      • Formal Government document, which includes how consensus is reached. -- or should this be seperate
    • Start repo with

  • Have a look at

    *   [conda forge/conda forge enhancement proposals#3](
    • Labels for Python 3.6 -- Jonathan will add comment
    • Offer ability to build against Python 3.6?