[Distutils] [Catalog-sig] distribute D.C. sprint tasks

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Sun Oct 12 09:57:00 CEST 2008

On 11.10.2008 21:56 Uhr, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 7:40 PM, Andreas Jung<lists at zopyx.com>  wrote:
>> On 11.10.2008 18:24 Uhr, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>>> Day 1 is almost over,
>>> We worked on two elements so far: the mirroring thing, and the terminology
>>> one
>>> these are early drafts,
>>> http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonPackagingTerminology
>>> http://wiki.python.org/moin/PEP_374
>> I think we should also investigate how other repositories like CPAN
>> or the Ruby world deals with mirroring.
> or rather linux
> http://www.mail-archive.com/distutils-sig@python.org/msg05791.html
>> A notification mechanism appears
>> fragile to me. I believe that the mirrors should remain "dumb"
>> in order to keep the complete system simple and solid -`
> Well at some point you need a protocol, otherwise your mirror
> is this "dumb" thing we cannot garantee to be a reliable thing.
>> less moving parts
>> are better than more. I really have a bad feeling about the approach as
>> described in your PEP.
> well, I think we need more than a rsync script at some point.

The question is if you want a push or pull mechanism. z3c.pypimirror
implements the pull implementation and performs an incremental update
in the sense of rsync in a reliable way.

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