[Distutils] Mirroring PyPI JSON Locally

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Aug 23 14:59:59 EDT 2017

> On Aug 20, 2017, at 7:09 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19 August 2017 at 23:03, Wes Turner <wes.turner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here are some notes re: changing metadata:
> I thought the proposal was to document the current state of affairs.
> Proposing a *change* to the JSON API would be a much bigger and more
> controversial proposal (and one I see little need for, personally).

I can answer this a bit more forcefully— At this point in time Warehouse is not interested in any drastic changes to it’s API until after legacy PyPI is gone. Documenting the existing APIs and small tweaks that may make it easier/better to use are fine, but any wholesale new API or large scale refactors are not going to be happening in the short term.

I don’t have a major opinion on a PEP for the JSON api or not. It depends I guess on whether tools like bandersnatch/devpi/etc want to offer it. Given that this is all brought on by a PR to bandersnatch it appears that there is a reasonable argument that it is something that those tools want, and standardizing it is a good idea.

Donald Stufft

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