[Distutils] RFC: PEP 541 - Package Index Name Retention

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Mon Jan 16 17:10:58 EST 2017

So, this proposition didn't really make sense to me. Folk like Linux
distros will want the source, and you don't need to upload wheels :-
setup.py could quite reasonably limit itself to software installation, vs
configuration. Plenty of pip installable packages are not entirely ready to
use after pip installation.


On 17 Jan 2017 08:29, "Dariusz Suchojad" <dsuch at zato.io> wrote:

> On 16/01/17 22:19, Nick Timkovich wrote:
> > If you have a non-release release with some description text and a
> > home-page that points to where active development is going on (that could
> > constitute "functionality" in a non-code way), I think that should
> preempt
> > a reasonable person (which is hopefully a superset of maintainers) from
> > deleting it.
> Yes, indeed, this is what I'd like to clarify. Someone is simply bound
> to clean up all the packages at one point and this PEP likely will be
> the basis for deciding what to delete or not so I'd very much like to
> ensure ours will not be removed.
> regards,
> --
> Dariusz Suchojad
> https://zato.io
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