[Catalog-sig] [Proposal] Registered packages must provide the source code distribution on PyPI
pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Jun 19 01:57:45 CEST 2010
At 01:07 AM 6/19/2010 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>Am 18.06.2010 18:47, schrieb Mark Ramm:
>>On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 5:41 PM, "Martin v.
>>Löwis"<martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>>>It does? I thought PyPI kept everything around (but hidden) unless the
>>>>author went in and manually deleted old stuff. You just need to go to a
>>>>deep link, e.g., http://pypi.python.org/pypi/SomePackage/0.1
>>>Sure, but owners *do* manually delete old stuff.
>>Am I wrong in remembering that old packages get dropped from the
>You are indeed misremembering. They used to, but don't, any longer,
>on user request.
How many users? I'm thinking it might be better to meet this use
case the way pip does -- i.e., look up the specific version when a
specific hidden version is requested, but otherwise only show active
versions. The current behavior makes it harder for package authors
to control what versions are automatically installable by default.
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