[Distutils] Fwd: The state of PyPI

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Tue Sep 27 14:39:57 CEST 2011

On 09/27/2011 02:27 PM, Jim Fulton wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Tarek Ziadé<ziade.tarek at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> 2011/9/27 Jim Fulton<jim at zope.com>:
>>> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 6:07 AM, Lennart Regebro<regebro at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:40, Tarek Ziadé<ziade.tarek at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>>> 1/ stability and high availability
>>>> How are opinions on setting up country-specific PyPI mirrors? The lag
>>>> to the US is pretty severe in Poland, and I suspect my buildouts would
>>>> benefit from having a server in Poland. Now, of course, it could be
>>>> called x.pypi.python.org, but maybe we should have aliases such as
>>>> pl.pypi.python.org as well?
>>>> I have no strong opinion on the issue, what do others think?
>>> Wouldn't CloudFront make this moot?
>> If we state that PyPI completely depends on Amazon I guess yes.
>> But imho, it's saner for the long term to have a community-driven
>> protocol for mirroring so we don't rely on third-party vendors.
> I understand where you're coming from but, ..
> I think it's saner to rely on proven technology
> than to invent our own protocol. NIH?

This also feels like a problem that has already been solved in various 
ways by Debian, RedHat, CPAN and others.


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