[Distutils] Summary of PyPI overhaul in new LWN article

Sumana Harihareswara sh at changeset.nyc
Wed Apr 11 22:30:49 EDT 2018

Today, LWN published my new article "A new package index for Python".
https://lwn.net/Articles/751458/ In it, I discuss security, policy, UX
and developer experience changes in the 15+ years since PyPI's founding,
new features (and deprecated old features) in Warehouse, and future
plans. Plus: screenshots!

If you aren't already an LWN subscriber, you can use this subscriber
link for the next week to read the article despite the LWN paywall.

This summary should help occasional Python programmers -- and frequent
Pythonists who don't follow packaging/distro discussions closely --
understand why a new application is necessary, what's new, what features
are going away, and what to expect in the near future. I also hope it
catches the attention of downstreams that ought to migrate.

Sumana Harihareswara
Warehouse project manager
Changeset Consulting

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