[Catalog-sig] Status

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 03 Sep 2001 20:06:44 -0400

> > Probably, what I need is a vision. I havent got one yet.
> Then just take mine :-) "Make the registry for Python packages
> operational for production use". 


> I'd like to see the registry operate somewhere at python.org, but that
> is not mandatory - what matters more is some sort of guarantee that
> data put in won't be lost, and that there are no downtimes of the
> service longer than, say, 24h.

I can't talk for XS4ALL, but I expect that this won't be a problem.

> It may be that it won't be used once it is there; in this case, I can
> offer the follow-up vision "talk <pick some number> package
> maintainers into putting their software into the registry, and to
> update the entry every time they update the package".
> These people would be "early adaptors", so you not only have to talk
> them into using the system, but also to deal with all the problems
> they find.

I doubt that finding early adopters would be a problem.  Dealing with
the problems they find is of course essential for the success.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)