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

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Mon Jan 16 18:29:31 EST 2017

Yep, this is what I chose to do for our packages like https://pypi.org/project/microsoft/ (updated since I first posted about it).

The intent of this PEP is to be able to clean up *unmaintained* packages, so if you have an "invalid" package but also a justification and you are reachable, I expect there should be no issues.

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Dariusz Suchojad" <dsuch at zato.io>
Sent: ‎1/‎16/‎2017 13:29
To: "Distutils-Sig at Python.Org" <Distutils-Sig at Python.Org>
Subject: Re: [Distutils] RFC: PEP 541 - Package Index Name Retention

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.


Dariusz Suchojad

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