[Distutils] PyPA Announcements & Twitter

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 12:54:03 CET 2015

On 26 January 2015 at 06:33, Marc Abramowitz <msabramo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 25, 2015, at 11:45 AM, Randy Syring <randy at thesyrings.us> wrote:
>> Therefore, I'd like to propose something like a packaging-announce mailing list.  This could be linked to the PyPA Twitter account.  Then, announcements that pertain to the broader Python community would be cross posted to the distutils-sig and packaging-announce (and therefore twitter).
> +1 to this.
> I think the key observation here is that there are two audiences when it comes to packaging:
> 1. A large audience of folks who are package authors and maintainers, who want to know about the latest developments and best practices.
> 2. The smaller audience of folks who know packaging well and are working hard to improve it and having discussions among themselves on how to best move things forward.
> I don't know of an information channel that serves #1 well. The ones I know of try to handle both. I think having different channels for each group will improve the experience for both groups.

I also had a look at the current contents of the python-announce list,
and I suspect even that would be a bit high volume if we had
significant PyPI and core packaging toolchain announcements
intermingled with the other existing announcements related to
conferences and various popular Python packages.

So a packaging toolchain specific changelog/announcement channel
likely makes sense.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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