1. Jesper Nøhr
  2. supervisor


supervisor / docs / development.rst

Resources and Development

Mailing Lists

Supervisor has a mailing list for users. You may subscribe to the Supervisor-users mailing list.

Supervisor has a mailing list for checkins too. You may subscribe to the Supervisor-checkins mailing list.

Bug Tracker

Supervisor has a bugtracker where you may report any bugs or other errors you find. Please report bugs to the collector.

Version Control Repository

You can also view the Supervisor version control repository.


If you'd like to contribute to supervisor, please contact us through the mailing list and we'll attempt to arrange for you to have direct access to the version control repository. You may be required to sign a contributor's agreement before you can be provided with access.


If you'd like to sponsor further Supervisor development (for custom projects), please let one of the authors know.

Author Information

The following people are responsible for creating Supervisor.

Primary Authors and Maintainers


  • Anders Quist: Anders contributed the patch that was the basis for Supervisor’s ability to reload parts of its configuration without restarting.
  • Derek DeVries: Derek did the web design of Supervisor’s internal web interface and website logos.
  • Mike Naberezny: Mike contributed to the design and implementation of Supervisor versions 2 and 3.
  • Guido van Rossum: Guido authored zdrun and zdctl, the programs from Zope that were the original basis for Supervisor. He also created Python, the programming language that Supervisor is written in.
  • Jason Kirtland: Jason fixed Supervisor to run on Python 2.6 by contributing a patched version of Medusa (a Supervisor dependency) that we now bundle.
  • Roger Hoover: Roger added support for spawning FastCGI programs. He has also been one of the most active mailing list users, providing his testing and feedback.
  • Siddhant Goel: Siddhant worked on :program:`supervisorctl` as our Google Summer of Code student for 2008. He implemented the fg command and also added tab completion.