[Distutils] Download count for external packages on PyPI

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Nov 24 23:34:11 CET 2013

On 25 Nov 2013 08:09, "Stefan Krah" <stefan at bytereef.org> wrote:
> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Would it be possible to skip the download count entirely for
> > > external packages?
> >
> > UI changes for the existing PyPI web service are low priority at the
moment, as
> > development efforts are focused on building out the replacement service
> > has full automated test coverage (and is hence significantly less
> I see.  I thought that the newly displayed download count for external
> (IMHO it did not show up a year ago or so?) was part of the effort to
> PyPI, so I assumed it was a regression.

It probably *is* a regression, as it was likely a result of the switch to
reporting downloads based on information from the Fastly CDN (originally
download counts were disabled entirely after the CDN was introduced, but
that change caused a large number of immediate complaints, and Fastly
offered the additional API access needed to fix it).

A patch to switch it to showing "No download information available for
externally hosted packages" when appropriate might be acceptable, but that
would be up to Donald and Richard.


> Stefan Krah
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