[Distutils] PEP for distutils

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Sep 30 17:01:01 CEST 2008

Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> I started to write a new PEP (well a wiki page in fact...) that 
> describes a new package called "pypi" that would be dedicated to package 
> registering and uploading mechanisms.
> It would also provide enhancements like a proper password hash, or 
> deepers metadata controls
> http://wiki.python.org/moin/A_new_pypi_module
> Any opinions about this PEP ? I tried to include all the problems people 
> are having with register  and upload.

I think that catalog-sig would be interested in this.

That said, I didn't see any indication of what I consider to be a 
critical failure in PyPI: No dependency metadata prior to downloading 
the package.



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