[Catalog-sig] PyPI enhancement wish items?
ianb at colorstudy.com
Thu Apr 20 18:05:14 CEST 2006
Richard Jones wrote:
> Please fire away. I may have some time to work on this in the near future.
> Current stuff I know about:
> - PEP for metadata 1.2
> (though this is not finished nor has it been commented on)
The most notable addition seems to be Requires. Would this be read from
install_requires? It seems like this has to go in Setuptools (to
generate the PKG-INFO) as well as PyPI (to consume it).
Setuptools has the extra features, which could also be shown, probably
more as Recommended than as Required.
Setuptools doesn't allow for requirements like C libraries, or Python
versions. It would be nice if it did (at least the Python versions). I
don't know if Requires in the metadata will include those kinds of
> - incorporate Ian Bicking's XML-RPC API
> - auto-generate download_urls for package uploads
> - command-line tool to query pypi and fetch entries (is this necessary
> given easy_install?)
I think it's still useful; easy_install only works if you know what you
are looking for.
Maybe it could be integrated into easy_install... but it might be best
if it was a stand-alone script for now, and maybe integrate into nest later.
Better keyword searching support would be good too, especially through
XML-RPC or some RESTish interface. E.g.:
Gives you a list of everything with the wsgi and application keywords.
I think Kevin worked around this, but he was having problems searching
for multiple keywords as well.
> - DOAP support
> - better searching
+2! A single search box on the front page would be most appreciated.
> - tooltips for field labels
> - change notification emails
> - admin interface for user details editing
Comments might be nice, but sadly require maintenance, for spam and
content. A more constrained thing might be links to other packages, so
you could see what else is
Some other things:
Download tracking would be nice. I know at least one person has been
reluctant to move all his packages to the Cheese Shop because it didn't
count downloads and SF did. And I hate SF downloading so so so much.
Changing the template to match the new look would be nice, of course.
I look forward to the improvements!
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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