[Distutils] PyPI and Uploading Documentation

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri May 15 17:38:48 CEST 2015

On May 15, 2015, at 09:48 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:

>One of the things that this brought to light was that the documentation
>upload ability in PyPI is something that is not often used* however it
>represents something which is one of our slowest routes.

I use it for all my packages, mostly because it's easy for my upload
workflow: `python setup.py upload_docs`.

That said, with the rise of RTD, I have wondered about the usefulness of
pythonhosted documentation.   And because twine supports secure uploads of
code, but not documentation, that unease has grown.

So even while I use it, I agree it's time to consider retiring the service.

One thing I definitely want to retain though is the link to "Package
Documentation" from the project's PyPI page.  Please do give us a way to
specify that link.

The PSF is a supporter of RTD, but let's all make sure they stay in business!

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