[Catalog-sig] Package Quality Measurement for packages on Pypi

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Fri Nov 20 18:13:46 CET 2009

On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:28:06 -0800, David Lyon <david.lyon at preisshare.net>  

> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:50:16 -0800, "Sridhar Ratnakumar"
> <sridharr at activestate.com> wrote:
>>>> Other failures usually include missing library dependencies (libxml,
> for
>>>> instance) or some Python syntax error.
>>> So what do you guys do with the results?
>> Can you elaborate your question?
> What do you do with broken packages? Do you contact the authors? or
> attempt to fix them yourselves..

I have reported a few bugs in the past; most of them are not fixed by the  
authors yet. For important packages (eg: lxml, numpy, etc..), we attempt  
to patch the code ourself.

Currently the patches are internal, but I am planning to work on a system  
to publish it to the public.


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