[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] Prototype setuptools-specific PyPI index.

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jul 23 22:21:05 CEST 2007

>>>> And where somewhat slower could be "practically not noticable".
>>> Perhaps it /could/ be, but isn't currently.  For example, updating 
>>> one piece of software I have with almost 150 dependencies takes 45 
>>> seconds with ppix, 4:45 without.  I plan to do similar timings with 
>>> the "simple" PyPI interface when I get a chance and report the 
>>> results here.
>> I suspect that this has more to do with network distance than with 
>> server speed.
> That's actually my point.  Geographically distributed mirrors that are a
> little out of sync are much more valuable (IMO) than a centralized
> service that is absolutely up to date, but "far" away.

Ok, but then your response didn't really answer my question.

If people want to run distributed mirrors that are somewhat behind,
by all means: start today (just remember to talk to me if you also
want to mirror files - if not, just run Jim's software as-is).

My question was about the "simple" interface on the central
server, to which you seem to say "I don't need it at all - whether
it's current and slow or behind and fast" (which, in a sense,
is also a response to the question, namely "I don't care").


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