Today, LWN published my new article "A new package index for Python". https://lwn.net/Articles/751458/ In it, I discuss security, policy, UX and developer experience changes in the 15+ years since PyPI's founding, new features (and deprecated old features) in Warehouse, and future plans. Plus: screenshots!
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This summary should help occasional Python programmers -- and frequent Pythonists who don't follow packaging/distro discussions closely -- understand why a new application is necessary, what's new, what features are going away, and what to expect in the near future. I also hope it catches the attention of downstreams that ought to migrate.