[Catalog-sig] The purpose(s) of PYPI

Jodok Batlogg jodok at lovelysystems.com
Wed Jul 11 23:15:43 CEST 2007

+1 on all you said jim
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-----Original Message-----
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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