[Distutils] How to deprecate a python package
alex.gronholm at nextday.fi
Tue Apr 5 18:50:18 EDT 2016
Implementing this on Warehouse and pip would have the added benefit of
warning users who have a specific version pinned. As for pip letting
stderr messages through, that'd be irrelevant if pip had direct support
06.04.2016, 01:47, Alexander Walters kirjoitti:
> 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
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