[Catalog-sig] API search by python version (or classifier)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jan 26 21:44:55 CET 2011

> You can also see a blog post I've made about that on
> http://blog.notmyidea.org/pypi-on-couchdb.html
> Also, a CouchDB instance with all the data is available at
> http://couchdb.notmyidea.org/pypi/
> Bear in mind this *is* a work in progress. It should address the search
> problems you're talking about, and provide a RESTful API to query.
> Next step is to work on a distutils2 client to query the couchdb instance.

FWIW, another copy of the PyPI metadata is available in FluidDB, which
is also a rest-based database:


> +1. eggs are unfortunately a hell to deal with when it comes to
> metadata: we are forced to downlad the distributions and extract the
> metadata using the setuptools egg_info command.

It's your (catalog-sig reader's) choice that this is a hell to deal
with: I offered to provide the metadata on PyPI, and the proposal
was shot down. Had I been allowed to implement the feature, the data
would have been available to everybody without downloading.


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