[Catalog-sig] Re: Distutils sprinting at PyCon

engelbert.gruber at ssg.co.at engelbert.gruber at ssg.co.at
Tue Feb 1 11:51:00 CET 2005

On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Laura Creighton wrote:

> In a message of Mon, 31 Jan 2005 16:04:39 EST, "Phillip J. Eby" writes:
>> We're trying to do something along the lines of Eclipse's "feature"
>> concept, where a file describes a feature (package in this case) and lists
>> the various downloads that are required for that feature including
>> platform-specific URLs for those items that are platform-specific.
>> The idea is that the download URL in PyPI and elsewhere would then be the
>> download URL for a file that describes currently available versions of the
>> package.
> Does it handle multiple URLS for when a package is mirrored all over
> the planet?
>> Obviously there is still some handwaving here, but hopefully the waves are
>> much smaller and better defined now, because it's more about defining a
>> format and having tools to parse and download.
>> (We may want that file to be XML, simply because it would allow the
>> contents to be rendered with an XSL stylesheet for viewing by humans.)
> We may not want that file to be XML because it might require rendering
> with an XSL stylesheet in order to be viewed by humans. :-)

very true, heavy handwaving here.

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