[Distutils] The mypy package

Jim Fulton jim at jimfulton.info
Mon Apr 18 11:21:04 EDT 2016

I suggest measuring activity by downloads, not releases. Sometimes
maintained packages are boring enough not to need releases, while many
projects depend on them.


On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:18 AM, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal
<chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
>> Though I do wonder how effective that would be in this case.  For all we know, in the case of mypy, the maintainer is simply ignoring someone else who is trying to take the name they registered.  (I get emails all the time for people trying to get me to sign over my domain names;
> Domain names are a different system -- you need to maintain your registration.
> PyPi names, on the other hand, are all too easy to setup, and then
> completely ignore, maybe even forget you used it.
> We really should have SOME way to determine if a PyPi name has been
> abandoned. Or even be proactive--PyPi names must be maintained in SOME
> way, perhaps:
> Push a change or update at least once a year (or some other interval).
> Or
> Respond to some sort of "do you still want this" email. At least once a year.
> If neither of these occurs, then we could have a deprecation period.
> Details aside, as PyPi continues to grow, we really need a way to
> clear out the abandoned stuff -- the barrier to entry for creating a
> new name on PyPi is just too low.
> This is all too late for MyPy, but it has certainly come up before,
> and will again, more and more.
> -CHB
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