[Distutils] some questions about PEP470

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sun Oct 12 01:49:53 CEST 2014

On Oct 11, 2014, at 7:48 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12 October 2014 04:29, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>>> I plan to put the external repositories (and the commands needed to use them)
>>> in the UI for PyPI. I suppose I should put that in the PEP as well, I was more
>>> focused on defining the API differences and the changes.
>> I forgot to mention, one other thing I thought about, we could move the current
>> external links to external repositories automatically. I’m not sure if this is
>> a good idea because on some projects that will end up with a giant list of things
>> that a user would be suggested to install. Perhaps it’d work to scan them for
>> installable files and only move the ones where an installable file was discovered,
>> though that could be error prone (for example right now bytereef.org is down, so
>> we’d not discover any files there).
> If I recall Holger's suggestion correctly, it was just to move the
> current "Download URL" links over, rather than the scraped links.

Hmm, I thought his suggestion was to just leave the existing links alone so that the
existing pip/easy_installs would continue to function as they do now?

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