[Python-Dev] eggs now mandatory for pypi?

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Fri Oct 9 02:50:16 CEST 2009

On Thu, 08 Oct 2009 09:35:57 +0200, "M.-A. Lemburg" <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> 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 think you two have missed my email to PJE.
> In summary:
> PyPI already does have mechanism for querying download URLs.
> 	http://wiki.python.org/moin/PyPiXmlRpc
> It only lacks some more meta-data that would be required to
> match up the user's configuration with the one used in the
> uploaded URLs.
> And it would be handy to have a mechanism to just upload the
> URL data rather than the whole package. Looking at distutils'
> upload command, PyPI currently appears to only support uploads
> of the package file itself.
> Basically, most of the mechnisms are already there, they just need
> some extra care.

Maybe you're right. I'll look into it.

> BTW: Who would I need to contact for the PyPI side to work out
> an upload_url distutils command ?

pypi is on sourceforge... ask to become a developer I guess..


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