[Catalog-sig] Perhaps "PyPI" will do

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Tue Apr 12 22:36:57 CEST 2005

Fred Drake wrote:
> On Apr 12, 2005 2:48 PM, Brant Harris <deadwisdom at gmail.com> wrote:
>>index.python.org +2
> I think index.python.org is a terrible name.  archive.python.org is
> better, by a little bit.

Or you could have both -- archive.python.org as the download site (maybe 
easier to set up mirroring with a separate domain name -- 
download.python.org would be just as good in that respect), maybe 
index.python.org as the web frontend (what PyPI has been providing all 
along).  Or catalog.python.org, or packages.python.org -- they are all 
just fine.  I think they all are reasonably easy to pronounce, aren't 
redundant (pypi.python.org would be redundant, and hard to pronounce), 
and pretty clear about what (generally) they provide.

It's boring, but I think it's okay if PyPI ultimately comes off as 
boring, as long as it works well and is easy to use.  I think a separate 
domain name would be nice, though, whatever the domain name might be. 
But I really think domain names look more professional when they are 
painted blue ;)

Ian Bicking  /  ianb at colorstudy.com  /  http://blog.ianbicking.org

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