[Catalog-sig] PyPI down again...

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Mon Jun 14 17:06:50 CEST 2010

Alexis Métaireau wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 4:12 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> When designing such interfaces, please consider that the PyPI information
>> is mostly static. If there's information missing, it should be easy to add
>> it to e.g. a new info file placed into the package's "simple" directory
>> that package tools could pick up in REST style.
> Yes, it can solve some problems pointed out here, and I'll consider that.
> *but* it's not a solution to all problems, and RPC calls will be of a great
> help in some cases, as it could be very long to fetch all metadata, process
> it on the client side and return information about eg. a search by other
> fields than name (give me all distributions from this author).

Agreed, that's why I think it would be useful to simply put
all meta data into a SQLite database file and ship that as
static file as well. Local clients could then download the
database file (probably only a few MB) and work on it locally.

This would also make searches in PyPI a lot faster... not only
because searches could be done locally, but also because the
server wouldn't have to handle the load of those searches from
hundreds of clients.

> But, definitively, yes, I'll consider that.

Thanks !

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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