[Catalog-sig] Adding trove categories

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Thu Mar 23 22:29:32 CET 2006

Kevin Dangoor wrote:
> On 3/1/06, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
>>We want to add Cheese Shop categories for frameworks, so people can
>>register things.
>>These are the ones we (Kevin and I) would like:
>>Framework :: Paste
>>Framework :: TurboGears
>>Framework :: TurboGears :: Widgets
>>Framework :: TruboGears :: Applications
>>Topic :: Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: WSGI
>>Topic :: Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: WSGI :: Application
>>Topic :: Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: WSGI :: Server
>>Topic :: Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: WSGI :: Middleware
> Still no word on this. I've poked around and found the XML-RPC
> interface and how the query mechanism works. Maybe I'll resort to
> using keywords or something in the description to be able to find
> these.

I actually think this is a good idea anyway.  Keywords are freetext and 
people can come up with their own taxonomies fairly freely.  E.g., 
turbogears+toolbox (all toolbox things), or turbogears+toolbox+sqlobject 
(all toolbox things that use SQLObject), or toolbox (any framework's 

It would also be nice if you could do 
http://cheeseshop.python.org/pypi/tags/turbogears+toolbox and get a 
listing, del.icio.us-style, but that can be implemented over XML-RPC for 
now.  The XML-RPC interface could use some additions too... which really 
brings us back to the question of developer access to the codebase, or 
more specifically to a representative data set for use in testing?

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

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