[Distutils] PEP 527 - Removing Un(der)used file types/extensions on PyPI

Fernando Perez fperez at lbl.gov
Fri Aug 26 17:09:09 EDT 2016

Same here, having both is purely historical artifact, dating back almost 15
years to the days of windows xp and somewhat awkward zip support on Linux.

No problem with modernizing this as needed.

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On Aug 26, 2016 13:58, "Ralf Gommers" <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM, Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 05:29 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> > Could you give a bit more detail on how you came to be publishing
>> > both? The main thing we're trying to avoid is missing a practical use
>> > case for the status quo where folks can upload both - if it's just an
>> > artifact of Windows and *nix having different default formats, then
>> > the convergence in distutils and setuptools will fix it implicitly,
>> > but if it's a deliberate design decision, then we need to check if
>> > that's based on a misunderstanding of how pip/easy_install/et al
>> > consume the two formats.
> For Numpy and Scipy we also publish both, that's just because Windows
> users often prefer .zip. I don't see an issue with dropping one of the two.
> Ralf
>> I think that script was created before my time in the project. I'd guess
>> it's just a historical artefact, but Fernando might know more.
>> Fernando: is there a reason we publish both .zip and .tar.gz sdists for
>> each release? PyPA is thinking of only allowing one sdist per release.
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