[Distutils] People want CPAN :-)
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Sat Nov 7 15:57:07 CET 2009
Am 06.11.09 18:53, schrieb Guido van Rossum:
> I just found this comment on my blog. People have told me this in
> person too, so I believe it is real pain (even if the solution may be
> elusive and the suggested solutions may not work). But I don't know
> how to improve the world. Is the work on distutils-sig going to be
> enough? Or do we need some other kind of work in addition? Do we need
> more than PyPI?
My 2 cents after reading and ignoring the whole thread:
- PyPI provides a good functionality so far
What is annoying about PyPI:
- some package maintainers have a certain ignorance
and arrogance by misusing PyPI
- for uploading packages without or broken metadata
- for uploading packages of doubtful quality
- for uploading packages to PyPI as a replacement
for a private egg server
- supports too much different versioning schemas. Both
schema supported by setuptools and the one proposed
by Tarek in some PEP are totally over-engineered.
A simple and *enforced* versioning schema is what
I want to see.
- no more external hosting of packages. If people
want their packages listed on Pypi, they should
be required to upload their packages on PyPI
(no more issues with non-available external server,
no more issues with mirroring external servers,
no more issues with wrong download URLs within
- better checks on uploaded packages. A source code
release should be made using the 'sdist' command.
We don't need source eggs of a package for
Python 2.4-2.6 containing Python source code
The solution for a better PyPI:
- more checks, more restrictions
- every package maintainer uploading something to PyPI
should have a certain attitude that PyPI is a public
resource where the content should met certain
quality criteria and where each package has
a certain responsibility to Python community.
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