To clone the Mercurial repository (on Bitbucket):
hg clone https://bitbucket.org/alberanid/<project>/
To clone the Mercurial repository (on Sourceforge):
hg clone http://imdbpy.hg.sourceforge.net:8000/hgroot/imdbpy/<project>/
<project> must be replaced with a project name. IMDbPY projects are:
Before filing any new bug track, take a look if it hasn't been already signaled.
Both mailing lists are open also to non-subscribers (anyone can send emails) but they are moderated by default: your first message needs to be approved; if it's on-topic, the succeeding ones will be automatically accepted.
for developers (bug reports, new features requests, ...)
Fix some core functions
Some of the core functionalities have become slightly bloated with legacy code. The imdb.utils.analyze_title, imdb.utils.analyze_name, imdb.parser.http.utils.build_movie and imdb.parser.http.utils.build_person need extra care and - for the last two - maybe a complete rewrite.
Update the SQL database using the plain text diff files
It would be really useful, but it sounds like a very complex task; for some thoughts about this, see this short thread. Timo Schulz worked a lot on this, coming to the conclusion that it's not feasible (at least with the current layout of the database) and that right now it's easier and faster to download the diff files, apply them and rebuild the database from scratch. I mostly agree.
Search for things like "keyword" and "plot"
Done, for keywords, in 4.0.
Improve stability, introduce logging a facility
Must be done ASAP. Help wanted.
Develop the Symbian/mobile interface
We're searching for a developer for the mobile interface.
SQL generic queries
A way to do free queries on the SQL database would be very cool. Nobody is working on this.
Fix the web site and the documentation, checking for syntax and grammar errors
Nobody is working on this; the author of the web site and the documentation is a non-native English speaker, and there are a lot of errors.
Improve the test suite
Nobody is seriously working on this; the current test suite is somewhat a mess, and doesn't cover every aspect of the IMDbPY package.