[Catalog-sig] Stable-releases-only PyPi

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue Jul 12 08:28:55 CEST 2011

Am 12.07.2011 08:17, schrieb Sergey Schetinin:
> On 12 July 2011 09:14, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>> Or add a new stable index on PyPI (ex: http://python.org/pypi/stable).
>>> Easy to create, easy to maintain, easy to use and don't break
>>> anything.
>> If people can agree on a specification as to what packages this should
>> include exactly, I can happily provide it. I won't lead a project to
>> get people agree, though.
>> If you go by trove classifiers, my proposal would be to include all
>> releases with a classifier "Development Status :: 5 - Production/Stable"
>> or "Development Status :: 6 - Mature".
> That's very unlikely to work. Once webob got to maturity we set that
> classifier and it's there even for repo snapshots. I'm sure it's the
> case for ~100% other projects.

Yeah, the classifier seems to be more appropriate for the project's status,
not that of individual releases.

(Otherwise it would be a pain to remember to reset that classifier for
every prerelease, when all it does is repeat one bit of information already
present in the version number.)


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