[Catalog-sig] Rating feature

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Wed Sep 16 23:28:05 CEST 2009

On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:24:16 -0700, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>  

> Sridhar Ratnakumar wrote:
> Are the ratings specific to a package or its release? I ask because  
> rating description reads: "Rate this release". Ok, playing with it for a  
> while suggests that the ratings are release-specific .. for  
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Pygments/1.1 and  
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Pygments/1.1.1 have different ratings.
>  I am not sure how release ratings are useful.
>  I think release specific is a good idea.
> If a package has many brown bag releases, you might consider not using  
> it. If it only has one or two in a long line of releases, and all the  
> other ratings are high, then it should be fine

I suppose by 'long line of releases' you are referring to, for instance,  
CherryPy-2.x and CherryPy-3.x? This means, however, we would get ratings  
for all the minor releases ... and looking at PyPI CherryPy has several of  

CherryPy 3.1.2	
CherryPy 3.1.1
CherryPy 3.1.0
CherryPy 3.0.3
CherryPy 3.0.2
CherryPy 3.0.1
CherryPy 3.0.0
CherryPy 2.3.0
CherryPy 2.2.1
CherryPy 2.2.0
CherryPy 2.1.1
CherryPy 2.1.0
CherryPy 2.0.0-final
CherryPy 0.10


1) Why would one be interested in knowing different ratings for each and  
every minor version?
2) If I want to find the rating of CherryPy - as a whole - where should I  


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