[Python-Dev] eggs now mandatory for pypi?

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Thu Oct 8 02:17:34 CEST 2009

On Tue, 06 Oct 2009 16:45:29 +0100, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>

> Well yeah, and the only sane way I can think to handle this is to have a 
> metadata file that gets uploaded with each distribution that covers all 
> these things (and the other things that other people need) and then have 
> the index (which would hopefully be PyPI on the whole) be queryable 
> along the lines of "give me a download url for a distribution named X 
> that is for Python 2.6, Win32, UCS4, PostGreSQL 8.5, BlagBlah"...


I'd like to see that and it sounds like a very simple and reasonable

One could say that much of the setuptools cloud came about because of
the lack of the queryable download url. Setuptools does a lot of work
here to 'work-around' the ommission on pypi of a package download url.

I'm just with you 100% on this...


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