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

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Tue Feb 7 11:41:36 CET 2012

Don't feel offended..I don't care about your module. I am speaking of the
general situation.


Stefan Krah wrote:
> Andreas Jung <lists at zopyx.com> wrote:
>> Honestly I am truly pissed of the by arrogance and ignorance of package
>> maintainers coming with the very same arguments every time for *not
>> hosting* at least copies on PyPI. So my clear message is: if you don't
>> care about the professional developers and theirs by not hosting
>> packages on PyPI then please stay away...
> While you were busy listing your demands, in the last 24 hours three major
> international banks have successfully downloaded the cdecimal package.
> My target audience is well aware of best practices. In fact, I provide
> greater security than PyPI by publishing sha256sums on the announce list
> when a package is released.
> What you call "professional development" is just a euphemism for convenience
> coupled with a false sense of security. No one can guarantee sanity for each
> of the 18000+ packages.
> Downloading is not the bottleneck, briefly auditing and making sure that
> a package actually installs is. Python 3 compatibility is another *real*
> issue, so perhaps you might want to upgrade your own packages.
> Stefan Krah
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