[Catalog-sig] The purpose(s) of PYPI
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Wed Jul 11 23:15:43 CEST 2007
+1 on all you said jim
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From: Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 15:29:23
To: "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de>
Cc:catalog-sig at python.org
Subject: Re: [Catalog-sig] The purpose(s) of PYPI
On Jul 11, 2007, at 3:23 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> As for taking needs into account: First of all, it's a volunteer
> project. Open source contributors are known to primarily scratch
> their own itches.
Thank you for explaining open source to me.
> So if you want to see needs be taken into account,
> you may have to write the code yourself, pay somebody to write
> it for your, or talk somebody into writing it for you.
Yup. I'm aware of that.
> In particular,
> I personally won't write any line of code just because of a threat to
> go away and write a competing index.
First, I'm not aware that anyone has asked you do do anything.
Second, I certainly meant no threat. We need a working index to use
with setuptools. I would hope, in the spirit of open source to
collaborate on that. A basic questions that needs to be answered is
whether to use PyPI or to build something else.
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