[Distutils] Annoucing collective.eggproxy, the smart mirror for PyPI

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 10:42:34 CEST 2008


I just wanted to announce the release of collective.eggproxy (

collective.eggproxy is a smart mirror for PyPI.

It will collect packages on PyPI only when a program like easy_install or
zc.buildout asks for it. In other words, unlike some mirrors that act like
rsync and get the whole PyPI base (more than 5 gigas) collective.eggproxy
will only get what you need.

At first run collective.eggproxy downloads pypi index and builds a page of
links. When a software asks for a specific package, version, etc.
collective.eggproxy downloads it if needed and stores it locally.

Want to give a try ? try it in two lines with easy_install:

$ easy_install collective.eggproxy

$ eggproxy_run

That's it !


Tarek Ziadé | Association AfPy | www.afpy.org
Blog FR | http://programmation-python.org
Blog EN | http://tarekziade.wordpress.com/
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