[Catalog-sig] Application downloads hosted by PyPI?
richardjones at optushome.com.au
Fri Jan 2 08:13:17 CET 2009
When I initially implemented PyPI file hosting it was specifically designed to
only handle files generated by distutils.
I'm now in a position where I'd personally like to upload a application (well,
a zip file of an application) to the index. I've solved the problem of
generating the application distribution files* but to get it to upload I had
to tell PyPI that it was an sdist, and include a PKG-INFO file (to pass the
basic test I put in place to make sure that sdist files being uploaded really
were sdist files).
Clearly this is not optimal as the file is not really an sdist ;)
I couldn't upload it as a "bdist" because PyPI understands that binary
distributions are Python-version-specific. My application distribution is not
What do people think about adding a new file type allowed for upload of
"application" or similar?
* see my blog entry for more information:
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