[Catalog-sig] PyPI's external packages

exarkun at twistedmatrix.com exarkun at twistedmatrix.com
Thu May 12 21:04:48 CEST 2011

On 03:57 pm, ziade.tarek at gmail.com wrote:
>I think some people are unaware of the fact that hosting themselves
>their packages can lead to problems when their websites are down.
>I'd like to propose these two very simple changes:
>- in packaging/distutils2, when the register command is called, just
>state that uploading the package would be a good idea  :)
>- in pypi.python.org, on a project page that has no file uploaded, if
>the user connected is the project owner/maintainer, add a small
>message explaining why it's a good idea
>Maybe that could help reducing the number of external packages
>I'll definitely do something in distutils2 but maybe someone has a 
>better idea ?

Make it easier to upload packages to PyPI.  For example, add an scp- 
based interface or make "upload" work even if the package files exist on 
the filesystem somewhere already.


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