[Catalog-sig] Another project idea (oldie but a goodie)

Richard Jones richardjones at optushome.com.au
Mon Jun 20 02:50:53 CEST 2005

On Mon, 20 Jun 2005 09:41 am, Maurice Ling wrote:
> >>The toughest part of
> >>it will be to ensure that the dependencies of a module matches another
> >>module in PyPI.
> >
> >I don't see it this way. As far as I'm concerned, you just have to say
> > "The dependencies are X, Y and Z. I can download and install X and Z but
> > you'll have to find Y for yourself." Enough irate (or motivated) users
> > later, and someone will upload Y to PyPI :)
>  From a viewpoint of a human user, yes, that can be expected. We will in
> fact expect the person to google for it if it is not in PyPI. From a
> viewpoint of a tool, that may be too tricky.

Presumably the tool is invoked by a user, and therefore user feedback is 

> Another thing in my radar is that package names may change. I was
> reading an article on O'Reilly ONLamp.com, "Using PySOAP" by Cameron
> Laird, written on 06/14/2001
> (www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2001/06/14/pysoap.html). When reading it, I
> realise that instead of PySOAP, it should be SOAPpy. Of course, I do not
> know if SOAPpy was named as PySOAP back then, but you see my point......

This is something that I hope will be minimised by having the "authoritative" 
name database in PyPI.

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