[Catalog-sig] Make setuptools smarter?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Feb 26 05:08:24 CET 2008

At 08:44 AM 2/26/2008 +1100, Richard Jones wrote:
>PyPI has an xml-rpc interface but it's not being used.
>What are the chances of getting setuptools to change?

See http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0365/ for details on what's 
supposed to (eventually) use the XML-RPC interface.

There are no plans for easy_install to use XML-RPC, however.

More precisely, easy_install supports simple, statically-generated 
package indexes (such as simple directory indexes published by 
Apache).  So, to add XML-RPC support, it would be necessary to have 
failed XML-RPC calls fall back to the existing static index API -- 
which adds complexity and server round-trips that wouldn't actually 
benefit anybody.

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