[Catalog-sig] pre-PEP: transition to release-file hosting at pypi site

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Mar 12 16:38:22 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> Externally hosted files are a real world actual problem.

You're leaving out some important words from that sentence.  Words
like, "for some people" and "who choose to depend on projects using

PyPI isn't your private personal playground.  Other people have rights, too.

> This discussion has since a long time gone past reason into pure stop energy.

I agree - hardly anyone is giving any reasoning that justifies why one
group of people should have their projects censored to benefit a few
blowhards on Catalog-SIG.

Carl's the only person who's even *tried* giving a justification.
Everyone else just shuts up or changes the subject when I ask that

I'll ask it again: why should *thousands* of projects be censored or
made to change their release processes, because *you* can't be
bothered to cache the distributions of the projects you depend on?

Not, why would it be a good idea for them to change anyway.

Why should they be *forced* to do it?

Bonus points: answer why, *every time* somebody proposes a way of
improving things that doesn't *ban* external hosting, you guys go all
stop energy on that and derail the discussion with why it has to be

AFAICT, you're the ones stopping things moving forward here,
filibustering against every possible compromise.

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