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

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Mar 12 20:24:52 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Robert Collins
<robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> This takes an age when each new web host to talk to is a new DNS
> lookup (say 0.3 seconds) + HTTP request (0.6 seconds) with possible
> HTTPS setup in there too (up to 1.2 seconds). A project with dozens of
> dependencies in it's transitive dependency graph may take minutes
> *just spidering*.

Which is why we should act on Holger's pre-PEP to drop the rel=""
attributes from projects that don't actually use them -- builds
involving those projects will immediately drop to one HTTP request to
PyPI, plus one to whatever host has the actually needed file.

And that's without any tooling changes whatsoever: builds all over the
planet will just get faster and more secure, right away.

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