Friday, February 5, 2016

Jan '16 SFC Sponsored Development (HawkOwl)

Hi everyone!

The Twisted Fellowship, for this time, has come to an end, and as such, here is my final report.

Tickets reviewed/merged:
  • #8140 (merged): DummyRequest is out of sync with the real Request
  • #7943 (reviewed, merged): Remove usage of microdom
  • #8132 (reviewed, merged): Port twisted.web.vhost to Python 3
  • #7993 (reviewed, merged): Port twisted.web.wsgi to Python 3
  • #8173 (merged): Twisted does not have a code of conduct

Tickets triaged:
  • (braid) #66 - Drop the Fedora 17 and Fedora 18 builders
  • (braid) #22 - Properly install twisted's trac plugins
  • - #7813 (closed, already done) - twisted.trial.test.test_doctest should be ported to python3
Tickets worked on:
  • (braid) #168 (done on branch) - Install Trac GitHub plugin
  • (braid) #169 (done on branch) - In 'staging' GitHub repo add the webhook to poke the 'staging' Trac
  • (braid) #167 (done on branch) - Create staging Trac
  • (braid) #139 (done on branch) - Manage git mirror repo used by Trac using braid
  • (braid) #1 (done on branch) - Use virtualenvs in deployment
  • (braid) #164 (work in progress) - Migrate Twisted SVN accounts to GitHub twisted/twisted
  • (braid) #178 (work in progress) - Migrate to BuildBot Nine
  • (braid) #142 (work in progress) - Migrate IRC announcements from Kenaan
  • (braid) #185 (merged) - Add dns entry for staging.twistedmatrix.com
Even though we didn't get the Git migration done in time for the end of the fellowship, I am happy to report that it is in a much closer and much better known state than before. If you would like to assist in getting some of the work done above reviewed and merged, drop by https://github.com/twisted-infra/braid/pulls !

- Amber

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

January 2016 - SFC Sponsored Development

This is my report for the work done in January 2016 as part of the Twisted Maintainer Fellowship program.
It is my last report of the Twisted Maintainer Fellowship 2015 program.

With this fellowship the review queue size was reduced and the review round-trips were done much quicker.
This fellowship has produced the Git/GitHub migration plan but has failed to finalize its execution.

Tickets reviewed and merged

* #7671 - It is way too hard to specify a trust root combining multiple certificates, especially to HTTP
* #7993 - Port twisted.web.wsgi to Python 3
* #8140 - twisted.web.test.requesthelper.DummyRequest is out of sync with the real Request
* #8148 - Deprecate twisted.protocols.mice
* #8173 - Twisted does not have a code of conduct
* #8180 - Conch integration tests fail because DSA is deprecated in OpenSSH 7.
* #8187 - Use a less ancient OpenSSL method in twisted.test.test_sslverify

Tickets reviewed and not merged yet

* #7889 - replace win32api.OpenProcess and win32api.FormatMessage with cffi
* #8150 - twisted.internet.ssl.KeyPair should provide loadPEM
* #8159 - twisted.internet._win32serialport incompatible with pyserial 3.x
* #8169 - t.w.static.addSlash does not work on Python 3
* #8188 - Advertise H2 via ALPN/NPN when available.

Thanks to the Software Freedom Conservancy and all of the sponsors who made this possible, as well as to all the other Twisted developers who helped out by writing or reviewing code.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

December 2015 second half - SFC Sponsored Development

This is my report for the work done in the second half of December as part of the 2015 Twisted Maintainer Fellowship program.

Important changes made in these weeks

* The Git migration plan was approved.

Git Migration tasks

* Update and add new tickets in twisted-infra/braid for the Git migration plan
* twisted-infra/braid #164- Plan SVN account migration

Tickets reviewed and merged

* #8129 - twisted.web.http_headers.Headers should work on bytes and Unicode
* #8138 - twisted.conch.endpoints._NewConnectionHelper leaks agent connection
* #8145 - Remove the deprecated gtkreactor
* #8154 - Update doc references to new logger

Tickets reviewed and not merged yet

* #7671 - it is way too hard to specify a trust root combining multiple certificates, especially to HTTP
* #7993 - 'twisted.web.wsgi' should be ported to Python 3
* #8025 - Make Trial work on Windows+Python3
* #8143- HTTP/2 Part 1: New IRequest interface
* #8160 - twisted.conch.ssh.agent is missing some request and response types

Thanks to the Software Freedom Conservancy and all of the sponsors who made this possible, as well as to all the other Twisted developers who helped out by writing or reviewing code.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Twisted 15.5 Released

(This was queued but not actually posted, sorry everybody!)

On behalf of Twisted Matrix Laboratories, I am honoured to announce the release of Twisted 15.5!

The sixth (!!) release in 2015 has quite a few goodies in it -- incrementalism is the name of the game here, and everything is just a little better than it was before. Some of the highlights of this release are:

  • Python 3.5 support on POSIX was added, and Python 2.6 support was dropped. We also only support x64 Python on Windows 7 now.
  • More than nine additional modules have been ported to Python 3, ranging from Twisted Web's Agent and downloadPage, twisted.python.logfile, and many others, as well as...
  • twistd is ported to Python 3, and its first plugin, web, is ported.
  • twisted.python.url, a new URL/IRI abstraction, has been introduced to answer the question "just what IS a URL" in Twisted, once and for all.
  • NPN and ALPN support has been added to Twisted's TLS implementation, paving the way for HTTP/2.
  • Conch now supports the DH group14-sha1 and group-exchange-sha256 key exchange algorithms, as well as hmac-sha2-256 and hmac-sha2-512 MAC algorithms. Conch also works nicer with newer OpenSSH implementations.
  • Twisted's IRC support now has a sendCommand() method, which enables the use of sending messages with tags.
  • 55+ closed tickets overall.
For more information, check the NEWS file (link provided below).

You can find the downloads at on PyPI (or alternatively our website) .
The NEWS file is also available at https://github.com/twisted/twisted/blob/twisted-15.5.0/NEWS.

Also worth noting is the two Twisted fellows -- Adi Roiban and myself -- who have been able to dedicate time to reviewing tickets and generally pushing things along in the process. We're funded by the Software Freedom Conservancy (through what is known as the "Twisted Software Foundation"), which is, in turn, funded by donators and sponsors -- potentially like you! If you would like to know how you can assist in the continued funding of the Fellowship program, see our website: https://twistedmatrix.com/trac/wiki/TwistedSoftwareFoundation#BenefitsofSponsorship

Many thanks to everyone who had a part in this release - the supporters of the Twisted Software Foundation, the developers who contributed code as well as documentation, and all the people building great things with Twisted!

Twisted Regards,

Amber "Hawkie" Brown
Twisted Release Manager, Twisted Fellow

SFC Sponsored Development, Oct-Dec by Amber

Hi everyone,

Along with Adi, I'm supposed to be publishing these too :)

Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Software Freedom Conservancy (of which our part is colloquially known as the Twisted Software Foundation) was able to financially support me as one of the Twisted Fellows. My job is to review tickets, and assist with the Git migration -- this report is mostly about the former, but does have some promising news about the latter.

This groups the tickets under reviewed and triaged -- you can get the full details of my work here, from Trac (which includes both SFC funded ticket reviewing, and non-SFC funded work on code).

Tickets reviewed:

- #5388 (merged): IRI implementation
- #5911 (merged): Support the 'HttpOnly' flag when setting cookies
- #6833: Port twisted.protocols.amp to Python 3
- #7037 (merged): Write test for cftp._cbPutTargetAttrs or remove untested / unused code.
- #7993: Port twisted.web.wsgi to Python 3
- #8082: Document deprecation policy and how to implement a deprecation
- #8107: Add a custom pyflakes runner to ignore Twisted excepted files
- #8116: Deprecate LoopingCall.deferred
- #8121: Port twisted.protocols.htb to Python 3
- #8122 (merged): Final pyflakes cleanup
- #8131 (merged): Port twisted.python.roots to Python 3
- #8132: Port twisted.web.vhost to Python 3
- #8138 (merged): twisted.conch.endpoints._NewConnectionHelper leaks agent connection

Tickets triaged:

- #1436 (invalid): add getCookie/setCookie to web2.http_headers.Headers
- #1920 (invalid): dav.resource.py: RedirectResponse takes a full href, not a uri
- #2342 (invalid): scgi client doesn't handle content-length
- #2343 (invalid): createCGIEnvironment should refuse if path segments have a /
- #2544 (invalid): twisted.web2.channel.[s]cgi contain multiple uses of a function that doesn't exist.
- #3329 (invalid): HTTP's #(...) syntax allows null contents
- #4081 (wontfix): tap2rpm should allow setting RPM dependency information
- #4082 (wontfix): tap2rpm should read configuration from the .tac file it packages.
- #4230 (invalid): Correct exception text in twisted.web2.http_headers:HeaderHandler
- #4426 (wontfix): tap2deb should generate LSB headers for DependencyBasedBoot
- #5875 (wontfix): tap2rpm assumes $PREFIX is /usr
- #6081 (wontfix): Reject unicode in http_headers
- #6168 (wontfix): Enforce type (bytes) of header name and values in twisted.web.http_headers
- #6178 (closed): Port twisted.web.util to Python 3
- #6920 (wontfix): twisted.scripts.test.test_tap2deb.TestTap2DEB.test_basicOperation fails (on Gentoo?)
- #7497 (closed): twistd produces confusing behavior under Python3
- #8007 (closed): API docs try to load urchin.js over http
- #8036: Document how the new logging system should be used and tested in new code

Other
- With others, assembled and proposed a Git Migration Plan, which has now been approved.

Expect to see more in the coming weeks about the Git migration!

- Amber Brown
TSF Fellow & Twisted Release Manager

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 2015 first half - SFC Sponsored Development


This is my report for the work done in the first half of Decemeber as part of the 2015 Twisted Maintainer Fellowship program.

Important changes made in these weeks:


* The Git migration plan was sent for approval
* Port of the AMP protocol to Python 3.

Tickets reviewed and merged


* #4811 - @unittest.expectedFailure decorator breaks trial
* #5704 - mkdir -p for FilePath
* #6833 - Port twisted.protocols.amp to Python 3
* #7998 - twisted.conch.ssh.keys should be ported to Python 3
* #8115 - Some Twisted tests use the deprecated "assertEquals" and similar
* #8119 - Remove gadfly support / tests from ADBAPI
* #8125 - LoopingCall.withCount with interval 0
* #8136 - Remove the deprecated twisted.web.http.Request.headers/request_headers
* #8139 - None of the ADBAPI tests actually run

Tickets reviewed and not merged yet


* #6757 - SSL server endpoints don't provide a way to verify client certificates
* #7460 - Add HTTP 2.0 support to twisted.web
* #7993 - 'twisted.web.wsgi' should be ported to Python 3
* #8107 - Add a custom pyflakes runner to ignore Twisted excepted files
* #8124 - Update @deprecated to work with properties and __init__
* #8129 - twisted.web.http_headers.Headers should work on bytes and Unicode
* #8137 - twisted.web server breaks with non-IP addresses
* #8138 - twisted.conch.endpoints._NewConnectionHelper leaks agent connection


Thanks to the Software Freedom Conservancy and all of the sponsors who made this possible, as well as to all the other Twisted developers who helped out by writing or reviewing code.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November 2015 week 3 and 4 - SFC Sponsored Development


This is my report for the work done in the last weeks of November as part of the 2015 Twisted Maintainer Fellowship program.

We continue to have a small waiting line for the review queue. In general the initial review response time was below 24 hours, and delayed mainly due to time zones.

Important changes made in these weeks:

* Release of Twisted 15.5.0
* Serial port support was ported to Python 3.
* SSH client and server now support SHA2 HMAC.

Tickets reviewed and merged

#6082 - Make test_updateWithKeywords work on Python 3
#6842 - Dead link in documentation of t.i._dumbwin32proc
#6978 - rst markup bugs in docs
#7668 - Links to Dive into Python in the testing documentation are dead
#7881 - Misleading example in Deferred Intro
#7944 - Typo in docs/core/howto/logger.rst
#7791 - Error in options howto doc
#8050 - Release Twisted 15.5
#8070 - Twisted web client IPV6 DNS lookup failed
#8099 - Port twisted.internet.serial to Python 3.
#8101 - Malformed HTTP Header causes exception in twisted.web.http server
#8102 - Malformed HTTP method causes exception in twisted.web.http server/Resource.render
#8104 - Fix documentation of default thread pool size
#8106 - Add Python 3.5 to our tox config.
#8108 - conch: support hmac-sha2-256 and hmac-sha2-512

Tickets reviewed and not merged yet

#5789 - Remove usage of UserDict
#6757 - SSL server endpoints don't provide a way to verify client certificates
#7050 - Remove long deprecated _bwHack parameter
#7460 - HTTP2 inital patch
#7879 - documentation incorrectly says that Agent does not do certificate validation in Agent
#7926 - TLSMemoryBIOProtocol.loseConnection does not work properly
#7998 - twisted.conch.ssh.keys should be ported to Python 3
#8009 - twisted.web.twcgi should be ported to Python 3
#8077 - Session cookie under python3 never found
#8115 - Some Twisted tests use the deprecated "assertEquals" and similar
#8125 - LoopingCall.withCount with interval 0
#8126 - Improvements to Twisted’s SMTP server
#8127 - Support a user defined facility when using syslog
#8128 - ESMTP class can't be usefully subclassed to add extensions
#8129 - twisted.web.http_headers.Headers should work on bytes and Unicode

Thanks to the Software Freedom Conservancy and all of the sponsors who made this possible, as well as to all the other Twisted developers who helped out by writing or reviewing code.