[Distutils] How to deprecate a python package
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Tue Apr 5 18:47:08 EDT 2016
I am not 100% sure if pip will let stderr messages though, but i THINK
it does. Warnings on import will work regardless.
Honestly, I don't care if its marginally easier (and it would only be
marginally easier) to mark a package deprecated by flipping a bit on the
site - it's the last thing they will ever do with the package.
On 4/5/2016 18:40, Alex Grönholm wrote:
> Wouldn't my suggestion or Glyph's be easier for the maintainers? That
> way they wouldn't even have to make a new release, just modify a
> setting on the package settings page on PyPI.
> Also, are you going you see the warning if it's emitted on installation?
> 06.04.2016, 01:37, Alexander Walters kirjoitti:
>> On 4/5/2016 18:34, Glyph wrote:
>>> Perhaps, before anyone tries to make pip doing something mechanical
>>> about deprecations, we should just have the website itself do this
>>> sort of redirect? Removing the download would be drastic; giving
>>> people an interstitial that says "This package is no longer
>>> maintained, please use $X instead" would be very informative.
>> I don't remember the last time I used the pypi website. I use pypi
>> every day. I don't know if I am weird, but redirecting web views
>> would do nothing for me. Redirecting packages is pure evil.
>> I really think the best course of action is for the maintainer to
>> release a final version of the package that warns on install and import.
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