[Catalog-sig] Proposal: Move PyPI static data to the cloud for better availability
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Jun 15 15:18:27 CEST 2010
On 15 June 2010 13:20, Michael Crute <mcrute at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 7:49 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> > As mentioned, I've been working on a proposal text for the cloud idea.
> > Here's a first draft. Please have a look and let me know whether I've
> > missed any important facts. Thanks.
> What about a set of volunteer mirrors of PyPi similar to the way CPAN
> and Linux distributions handle this problem. pypi.python.org? That
> approach eliminates any cost for the PSF and might ultimately result
> in better reliability. With the volunteer mirror system you would
> still statically generate the files and just make them available for
> rsync then setup a page to allow mirrors to register (see CPAN). If
> you take this approach I would be happy to donate a mirror to the
>From the document:
"Projects are underway to enhance PyPI
in various ways, including a proposal to add external mirroring (PEP
381), but these are all far from being finalized or implemented."
Just saying "mirroring" is not a solution in itself - that also takes time
> Michael E. Crute
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