[Catalog-sig] names vs. releases
richardjones at optushome.com.au
Wed Aug 27 15:28:03 EDT 2003
On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 01:30 pm, Jeremy Hylton wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 19:36, Richard Jones wrote:
> > This is what the "hide" flag on the releases is for (see the "tip of the
> > week" on the front page that's been active for the last couple of months
> > :)
> It's never been obvious to me why I would want to login. What advantage
> does it have for the user?
The reasons you'd log in are to:
. manually add new packages / releases
. edit existing releases
. remove releases
. remove packages
. hide or unhide releases
. perform role changes
The same interface (ie. HTTP Basic auth etc) is used by the distutils register
> The tip of the week (I usually ignore tips :-) talks about packages "you
> submitted." Does it apply to all packages or just the ones I own?
Generally, you're the owner of the packages that you submit the initial
information for. Otherwise you might be a maintainer. Either way, you're
still submitting information.
> > I *think* you're advocating not to show any version information at the
> > front page, and to suck up the information from the "most recent
> > release"? PyPI uses distutils' version number sorting code, but do you
> > want to see the package with the highest version number, or the one that
> > was updated most recently? Modifying the interface to do this would be a
> > bit of work, and assuming we have a consensus on "most recent release"
> > then I'd be happy to accept a patch (project members welcome :)
> Yes. I'm thinking that the ZODB3 package should be listed with the
> update time and description from the most recent package. Since it's
> just a summary page, it doesn't matter much to me if it's the most
> recent update or perhaps the most recent non-alpha/beta release.
OK. Does anyone disagree with this?
> Thinking out loud: Then the link from "ZODB3" wouldn't go to a specific
> release page like it does now. It would go to a page that listed all of
> the releases. Or it could list the most recent release with links to
> earlier releases on that page.
I don't believe users should have to select a version (ie. select package,
then select version) to get information about a package. The first page they
see relating to a package could list the most recently updated release
information, with links to other versions from that page.
Note: I don't have time to work on this at the moment!
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