[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Apr 5 23:28:05 CEST 2011
>> Because the users of the service have actually requested that it works
>> this way.
> I've not seen this. Citations, please?
Most recently on this list: Rene Dudfield.
> Do you have
> some secret feedback channel I could get some access to?
Actually, being one of the two maintainers of the software,
I do get comments in private email also, or in person
(but of course you can't get access to *that*)
> Do you really not see the difference between file hosting -- something
> that, if I don't need I don't have to use -- and a
> forced-upon-authors-by-fiat rating system?
Of course I see a difference - I was just refuting your claim that
"PyPI is a catalog. [...] Anything more dilutes the purpose and turns it
into something political."
As for forcing features onto authors - there have been vocal requests
to reject packages from PyPI that don't also host their files on it.
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