[pydotorg-www] project plan

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Apr 20 21:57:26 CEST 2010

A.M. Kuchling wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:57:29PM +0200, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>> In a sense, it does: AMK suggested that security should be part of the
>> requirements for a revamp, with a view on distutils/setuptools, which
>> should only download "trusted" code. So in this respect, the revamp
> I'm also concerned about the SVN/Hg repository; if there was a
> break-in on dinsdale, how would we go about ensuring nothing had been
> slipped into the source code?  GPG-signed tarballs are fairly easily
> checked, and Hg's use of hashing and distributed copies may make it
> easy to find changes there.
> I'd argue to have a separate download site that's very small and
> static, and lives on the same server as SVN/Hg.  New dynamic stuff
> would be run on a different server, or in a VM, so that a break-in
> wouldn't risk the primary asset, the code.

Ah, if that's your concern, and solution (i.e. avoid dynamic web sites
on machines having critical code), then I'm with you. That's certainly
desirable, and also within scope of this project.


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