[Distutils] PyPI pull request #7

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 12:32:33 CET 2013

On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM, Noah Kantrowitz <noah at coderanger.net> wrote:
> Please stop submitting pull requests. Development on the existing codebase is halted except for critical fixes or security issues. You are making extra work for people on this list and it will not be tolerated. Please consider this your final warning.

I can't live as long as you are to see the new incantation of Python
website (by PyCon 2013) or PyPI. I am willing to help, and this stuff
you're saying is rather discouraging and like "no, go waste your time
somewhere else, we are not giving any code reviews for free". I
understand that my reputation precedes me, but can we keep this
strictly technical?

What I am trying to do is to send small, incremental fixes. They don't
affect security. I can commit it directly to avoid distracting
overloaded PyPI (bus factor 2) team, and you can blame me for breaking
things - ok, and ban if I break something - that's also ok. If learn
previous PyPI and new PyPI, I can tell people more about it, and you
can expect more pull requests - not from me, for new PyPI, once it is

And if I am going to submit any new features, like reST validation on
edit and Markdown support - the code will be more decoupled than
existing one to be almost directly reused for the new site.

Why I am skeptical that new site will replace old one soon? Just
because I don't believe in rewrites by one man army. When you develop
public resource, you need to rely on external feedback. You also need
some designer guy in a team. You also need a backlog for
collaboration. My ETA for new PyPI is no earlier than PyCon 2014 if
Donald and Richard will be working on it full time. So, instead of
all-or-nothing scenario I can try to find some help with incremental
anatoly t.

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