[Distutils] Python people want CPAN and how the latter came about

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Dec 25 22:58:29 CET 2009

>>> But it's only butter, in fact i am just happy with sdist upload.
>> Although SSH is quite a heavy development on PyPI side, it means we
>> would have to implement
>> an SSH server. (like Zope did I think for their development server,
>> using Paramiko IIRC)
> cvs.zope.org / svn.zope.org (same machine) run a stock sshd:  they use
> the "command=" prefix on users' pubkeys to limit what that key can be
> used to do (only SVN / CVS operations for any non-admin users).

That works well because both cvs and subversion have hard-coded support
for a remote server application, along with a proprietary protocol.

Adding that kind of protocol to an application that is primarily based
on http is not straight-forward (it can be done, of course).


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