[pydotorg-www] Proposal: dev.pypi.python.org

Michael Foord mfoord at python.org
Mon Apr 4 01:03:25 CEST 2011

On 01/04/2011 23:39, Richard Jones wrote:
> Hi all,
> How about we set up a second instance of PyPI on dev.pypi.python.org.
> It will have a completely separate database (except for users) and
> package/docs store. We'd want the user list to be identical or there
> could be problems. Having the dev system use the primary system's user
> database might be easiest.
> It would be used for:
> - people just mucking about, testing out package upload. Head First
> Python readers, for example.
> - devs trying out PyPI API code or new tools
> - projects wanting to pre-release code or docs could upload them to
> this system and point bleeding-edge testers at it
> and possibly other uses I've not thought of.
> Except for the user database bit I believe this should be simple
> enough to set up.

That sounds awesome, especially for testing tools that have to interact 
with pypi.

For the user database I would copy the real database across to the dev 
one once a day.

All the best,


> There could even be proper support in command-line upload tools to
> work on the "dev" system. Not a requirement though.
> Thoughts?
>       Richard
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