[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] pre-PEP : Synthesis of previous threads, and irc talks + proposals

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Oct 3 17:18:48 CEST 2008

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> I think we need a standard for tools 
> interop (ala WSGI), not implementation tweaks for the existing tools.  


>> 4/ let's change PyPI to make it work with the new metadata and to
>> enforce a few things
>> Enforcements:
>>     - a binary distribution cannot be uploaded if a source distrbution
>> has not been previously provided for the version
> Note that this doesn't allow closed-source packages to be uploaded; thus 
> it would need to be a warning, rather than a requirement.

This is an important point. We can't assume any one repository will have 
all needed packages.

> It could only do this for specific binaries, since dependencies can be 
> dynamic.

They should not be dynamic :-(


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