On 9 May 2014 13:25, Donald Stufft email@example.com wrote:
You're claiming that Mercurial moved to hosting on PyPI solely because users suddenly needed to add a flag to install from pip? As opposed to because PyPI gave them a more reliable hosting platform, for example? OK. I certainly can't give any evidence to dispute that claim, although I'm surprised.
I don’t know that for a fact but If my memory is correct that’s a reasonable assumption based on the timeline.
As Stefan pointed out, improved PyPI infrastructure such as the CDN seems like a much more likely reason for Mercurial to have switched. Paul