[Catalog-sig] How to make and see comments on PyPI

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Apr 11 16:48:21 CEST 2010

On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 09:57:10 pm Georg Brandl wrote:

> > In particular, I'd like to leave a comment on my own project --
> > I've discovered a minor issue with the release, too minor to bother
> > making an immediate new release just to fix, and so would like to
> > leave a comment noting the issue. But I can see no way of leaving a
> > comment.
> I don't think a comment would be an appropriate way to make such a
> fix. You can edit the metadata records without making a new release,
> can't you?

It's not a problem with the metadata.

My project includes a text file containing doctests, and I foolishly 
converted the text file to Windows line endings just before releasing 
it. To my disappointment, doctest.testfile fails to cope with Windows 
line endings in text documents, which I didn't discover until *after* 
making the release.

(Serves me right for not running my full test suite after an 
insignificant change that "couldn't break anything".)

I don't believe this is a serious enough problem to rush through a new 
release, but I would like to leave a note on the project page where 
people can see it.

I've been told off-list that PyPI does not support package maintainers 
making comments on their own projects. Is that correct? Is the only way 
I can make a comment to use a sock puppet account?

Steven D'Aprano

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