[Richard Jones Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 08:51:51AM +1100]
Note that I would like to see an alternative system that is used to disseminate packages which uses a set of mirrors similar to CPAN. There's an accepted naming system so that the package may be found just using the package name and version, and a fatch command that attempts to download the package from one or more of the mirrors (depending on availability). PyPI then supplies a list of the mirror sites. Distutils may also offer an upload command, to make life even easier for the package maintainer. No need to maintain download urls or even download sites. The kicker with this plan is the provision of the bandwidth. The other elements of it are ... well, trivial. They could be implemented before 2.3 is released.
Maybe asking c.l.py subscribers for servers (with bandwidth) as mirrors for such a project would help. After all, python distutils-packages are usually not that big. And many people are longing for a way to upload/download packages semi-automatically.