[Catalog-sig] The purpose(s) of PYPI
jim at zope.com
Wed Jul 11 20:45:09 CEST 2007
On Jul 11, 2007, at 2:36 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> OK, let's take a step back. IMO, PyPI is a *part* is the packaging
>> system. If we can't agree that that is true, then we need to find a
>> package index that *is* part of the package system.
> It might be hairsplitting to discuss this specific question, but
> I think the purpose of PyPI is to allow people to find Python
> packages, i.e. it is a package index.
Let me try to put this another way.
Can we agree that it is part of the purpose of PyPI to serve as a
repository for setuptools? I'd like to resolve this issue. If it
isn't part of PyPI's purpose to serve as a repository for setuptools,
then we'll build another system that *does* have that purpose. If it
is part of the purpose to serve as a repository for setuptools, then
we'll need to take various needs of setuptools into account.
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