[Catalog-sig] Package comments

Jannis Leidel jannis at leidel.info
Wed Nov 4 20:09:31 CET 2009

Am 04.11.2009 um 07:03 schrieb Martin v. Löwis:

>> Why not create a separate site with ratings and comments, along the
>> lines of Jacob's cheeserater.com (now defunct) or Plone's software  
>> center?
> So it would all be fine, if I only rendered the comments on
> ratepypi.org, instead of pypi.python.org?

Sure, there is nothing wrong with having a 3rd party site where users  
can leave comments and rate packages.

> Would it still be ok if a link from pypi.python.org would link to
> ratepypi.org?

IMO, it would be ok if the link is optional, if I -- as the package  
author or maintainer -- can decide if a link to an external site shows  
up on the PyPI page of my packages, similar to the homepage and the  
download URL.

Without such control over my packages I would seriously reconsider  
putting them on PyPI and rather put the files on S3, Bitbucket or  
Github. Maby I would even ask around to create a separate index and  
use one of the alternative implementations.


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