[Baypiggies] What is the best way to release simple (Python) open source utilities?

William Deegan bdbaddog at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 19:25:37 CET 2011


On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:15 AM, Jeff Fischer
<jeffrey.fischer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>  I've written a Python utility to kill processes by name. It can save some
> typing if you are doing server-side development and need to kill background
> processes a lot. A simple implementation can be really short, but I've put
> the effort into giving it a decent command line interface (e.g. support
> interactive and non-interactive modes, different signals) and now it is
> about 100 lines. I'd like to share the code under a BSD license, as it might
> be handy for others.
>  I could package it up with a setup.py and put it on PyPi, but that seems
> like overkill for a 100 line script. I could put it on github, but that also
> seems like overkill (or do people commonly share scripts that way?). I could
> wait until I have written more utilities and combine them into one larger
> package. Any suggestions on the best way to share this code?

+1 PyPi
Easy to find, easy to install.

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