[Python-Dev] eggs now mandatory for pypi?

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 19:38:06 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> Jesse Noller schrieb:
>> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 4:43 AM, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
>>> it's revews like this that makes me wonder if releasing open source is
>>> a good idea:
>>>   no egg - worst seen ever, remove it from pypi or provide an egg
>>> (jensens, 2009-10-05, 0 points)
>>> </F>
>> Unfortunately; we're now staring down the barrel of having
>> youtube-style comments on Python packages on the index.
> Yes, unfortunately. I originally thought that restricting the commenters
> to those with a PyPI account would make them useful, but seeing this one
> (even if it was not intended) and the comment on hgsvn that belongs into
> a bug tracker instead, I'm not so sure anymore.
> Georg

There would need to be a fair amount of work to make the system useful
and almost self-policing. Not to mention people can make plenty of
fake pypi accounts for pure astroturfing reasons.


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