[Catalog-sig] Stable-releases-only PyPi

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 21:47:29 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Sergey Schetinin <sergey at maluke.com> wrote:
> On 11 July 2011 22:20, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 9:03 PM, Sergey Schetinin <sergey at maluke.com> wrote:
>> ...
>>> That webapp (it's not *really* a proxy) took me about two hours total,
>>> and it has to query pypi, guess what is stable and not, cache the
>>> results.
>> how do you guess it ? that's an interesting part
> Well, I mentioned it in linked post. Basically at first I was doing just this:
> _rx_final = re.compile(r'[\d\.]+\Z')
> def is_final(ver):
>    return bool(_rx_final.match(ver))
> But to implement the most-stable filter, I changed it to this:
> http://pastebin.com/JVVAJ9hE

there must be a bug because all the versions I am trying are marked stable
(even 'lalala')

>>> If there's no guessing and all data is local, how hard can it
>>> be? I'm not asking anyone to do it, but it does look like it would be
>>> a simpler, more immediate solution.
>> istm that it can be complex to have it working over the mirrors,
>> unless it's a proxy on client-side.
>> But then we're closer to a client-side change I guess.
> Given the existing mirrors infrastructure it is indeed hard. If the
> mirrors were demoted to just serving downloads and not the index, they
> could still be used with such an index as-is.

Yeah, the mirror is standalone or it breaks its intent (being useful
when PyPI is down)

> As I said, I have to
> agree it would be impractical to add a stable-only pypi index and try
> to mirror it as well.
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