[Catalog-sig] Tab Title customization and Tal to Django/Jinja transition

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 19:26:57 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 1:00 AM, Daniel Greenfeld <pydanny at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just going to have to +1,000,000 Chris Withers on everything he says here.

Chris, can you promise to give me +1$ if I buy you a beer? =)

> I see ABSOLUTELY no reason to redo PyPI just because of one person
> doesn't like how titles and urls are done.

Me too. Redoing PyPI is ABSOLUTELY useless waste of time regardless of
urls and titles.

> I'm also really leery about hosting it on GAE. That locks PyPI into
> one vendor and a proprietary toolset. The inner workings of GAE are
> the domain of Google and I would like to think that the main package
> repo for Python be 100% open source.

The trick is make application that runs on GAE IN ADDITION to running
standalone or on a separate own server. I've heard that it can be
easily achieved with Django + django-nonrel, but I don't have
experience. Maybe it will be necessary to switch to MongoDB from

> FWIW, Anatoly, there are numerous PyPI clones in Django already. You
> are smart. Why not use http://djangopackages.com/packages/p/chishop/
> or one of its forks. Then alter it to suit your needs.

Alpha. No demo site. Two years without releases. But seems active. It
would be extremely useful to see a comparison of these or at least a
short review from those who are familiar with
http://wiki.python.org/moin/PyPiImplementations And the main problem
that I am forced to use PyPI, because it is the only server where
people can find and download my released packages.
anatoly t.

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