[Catalog-sig] What is the point of pythonpackages.com?

Stefan Krah stefan-usenet at bytereef.org
Mon Feb 6 21:55:37 CET 2012

Andreas Jung <lists at zopyx.com> wrote:
> > I don't see any inconvenience since bytereef.org has a comparable 
> > uptime to python.org.
> Not an argument. It is in the interest of all serious Python developers
> that Python packages are maintained in a proper way on PyPI
> (documentation, hosting, metadata etc.). Having a package on a private
> server is often a single-point-of-failure and not acceptable for
> professional deployments.

Martijn Faassen has predicted that this would come up, so here it goes:

If that's a point of failure then you are simply not doing a professional

People who need guarantees like that should maintain their own package
repository or try Enthought, ActiveState, etc.

Stefan Krah

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