[Catalog-sig] PyPI and PEP 381

Jannis Leidel jannis at leidel.info
Mon Jan 18 23:07:07 CET 2010

Am 18.01.2010 um 22:56 schrieb Martin v. Löwis:

>> Besides the reference use case "mirroring"?
>> I don't know. Let's think about potential web services that could use information about a new software release:
>> Continous integration, yay!
>> Social communities with voting and commenting, yay!
>> Version control, yay!
>> "Private" mirrors (as in "not advertised in the public")
>> http://pypants.org
>> http://heroku.com
>> and so on..
> Can you please propose a specific change to something?

I'm proposing:

Use push notifications (HTTP POST requests) to tell the mirrors about the availability of updates on the main main index, instead of having the mirrors pull that information periodically.


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