[Distutils] PyPA Announcements & Twitter

Randy Syring randy at thesyrings.us
Mon Jan 26 17:33:53 CET 2015

On 01/26/2015 06:54 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> 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.

FWIW, I did the same and ended up where you did.

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

Based on another of Nick's posts, it seems like this mailing list would 
want to include "significant" news/announcements for the following areas:

  * PyPI-the-service
  * PyPI-the-software-project
  * PyPA-the-ecosystem

IMO, these areas are often linked and someone who is interested in one 
of them is likely interested in the others or, at least, not very 
annoyed at the prospect of seeing announcements related to them.

So, setting up the list and the twitter connection is likely pretty 
easy.  However, it won't work unless those who are doing the work in 
these areas are willing to "flag" the changes happening that need to be 
communicated on the packaging-announce list.  Who would those people be 
and do they like this idea enough to be willing to support it?  Is there 
some kind of PyPA board or committee that would need to be a part of 
this decision?

*Randy Syring*
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