[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
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