[Catalog-sig] Rewrite PyPI for App Engine?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Jun 25 18:54:41 CEST 2010

There are obviously objections, valid or not, to moving PyPI lock, 
stock, and barrel to GAE, and perhaps any 1 proprietary setting without 
any direct experience with GAE.

There should be no objection to a GAE mirror provided by one or more 
people with GAE knowledge and enthusiasm. It could be run up to the free 
limits. If it hit them, the operators could try to get a special case 
upgrade. "We should be able to get ..." does not cut it.

Operators of a GAE could make it a mirror-plus if they wanted. Perhaps 
try an alternate (competitive) search page that would make it easier to 
find packages that run on a specific Python version or versions.

After a year of GAE experience, making it a prime locus might -- or 
might not -- be more sensible.

Terry Jan Reedy

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