[Distutils] The Update Framework, integrate into PyPI?

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Nov 5 15:08:25 EST 2015

On November 5, 2015 at 2:51:46 PM, Thomas Güttler (guettliml at thomas-guettler.de) wrote:
> Am 04.11.2015 um 21:25 schrieb Nathaniel Smith:
> > Hi Thomas,
> >
> > It's great you're so enthusiastic about python packaging and distribution, but it  
> might be good to keep in mind that there are a lot of people reading these lists, and answering  
> basic questions can take time away from making important improvements?
> Do you know how many developers try to understand the magic of python packaging every  
> day?
> My guess is that 99% of all new comers get confused by the current docs.
> Somehow I have the need to speak it out. I have no clue how to improve it. That's why I ask  
> here.
> If you don't like my question ... sorry they are just a mirror of the current state of the  
> docs.
> For me the basic docs are more important than the "important improvements".

For what it’s worth the road map is not going to be targeted at beginners. It’s going to be targeted more towards people who are already knowledgable and give them a way to see what’s on the pipeline for improvement. For end users they are likely to never see the words “TUF” or “The Update Framework”, it’ll be an implementation detail.

Donald Stufft
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