[Distutils] Name the software! Package quality tester.

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 17:00:21 CET 2011

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've started working on a little utility to give a quality rating on
> packages, expressed in 0-10 points, and also in cheese types,
> according to smellyness.
> It's going to check for things like that it has all meta data it
> should have, such as author_email, specifies Python versions via the
> trove classifiers (currently works) and that it specifies all
> dependencies (still todo). It will support both checking on a package
> (works currently) a distribution file and PyPI (still to do).
> It's not a uniqe idea, it overlaps with Andreas Jungs
> zopyx.trashfinder in scope, and it will also in the case of checking a
> package on PyPI check that there are several people that have owner
> access, and hence include the functionality of mr.parker. (In fact
> when checking on PyPI it will also check if there are documentation on
> packages.python.org, that the distribution files are uploaded to PyPI,
> etc, but this is all still todo). But I didn't find anything else, and
> I wanted bigger scopes than both these in what to check in and which
> cases.

Reminds me a bit about "CheeseCake"   http://pycheesecake.org/

> But, before I move this to a public repository and upload it to PyPI,
> there is one important thing to be determined: What should it be
> called? Currently I'm calling it "pypilib.quality". I don't mind this
> kind of boring names, but there is currently not a pypilib namespace,
> and I don't want to just create top level namespaces left and right
> for no reason. So other names are welcome. It doesn't have to have a
> namespace either.

Camembert ? :D

> In the long run I would not mind to see this utility integrated into a
> general pypi/cheeseshop script with other utility commands, which even
> could include installing and removing, thusly giving Perl people what
> they think they want a "CPAN" for Python. :-)
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