On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:34 AM, Glenn Linderman firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
(I'm actually not sure if *nix package managers allow multiple repositories or not, but from the way people talk about them, it always sounds like a "distribution" also provides "a repository" of additional packages).
I'm fairly sure they all do. Certainly with apt (the Debian package manager), it's common to add additional repositories; for instance, PostgreSQL can be obtained either from the default Debian repos or from Postgres's own hosting (which usually has more versions available). A distribution will always provide a repository, and there are plenty of distros that provide only a small repo and chain to upstream for most packages - for instance AntiX has its own, and then pulls in debian.org and a few others. Adding a local-network repo is fairly straight-forward.
Most likely, OneGet won't replace pip/PyPI, any more than apt or yum does; but it may be worth having Python itself available that way. That might simply mean having someone package up Python and put it on an appropriate server, or maybe python.org could end up hosting a repo. I've no idea what "trusted" will mean; in the case of apt, any sysadmin can deem any repo to be trusted (by importing its key), but this might be more along the lines of "only curated packages" or something.
To what extent will Windows 10 users expect all their software to come via OneGet? That's the question.