[Python-Dev] Impact of Windows PowerShell OneGet ?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 08:52:27 CET 2014

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:34 AM, Glenn Linderman <v+python at g.nevcal.com> wrote:
> (I'm actually not sure if *nix package managers allow multiple repositories
> or not, but from the way people talk about them, it always sounds like a
> "distribution" also provides "a repository" of additional packages).

I'm fairly sure they all do. Certainly with apt (the Debian package
manager), it's common to add additional repositories; for instance,
PostgreSQL can be obtained either from the default Debian repos or
from Postgres's own hosting (which usually has more versions
available). A distribution will always provide a repository, and there
are plenty of distros that provide only a small repo and chain to
upstream for most packages - for instance AntiX has its own, and then
pulls in debian.org and a few others. Adding a local-network repo is
fairly straight-forward.

Most likely, OneGet won't replace pip/PyPI, any more than apt or yum
does; but it may be worth having Python itself available that way.
That might simply mean having someone package up Python and put it on
an appropriate server, or maybe python.org could end up hosting a
repo. I've no idea what "trusted" will mean; in the case of apt, any
sysadmin can deem any repo to be trusted (by importing its key), but
this might be more along the lines of "only curated packages" or

To what extent will Windows 10 users expect all their software to come
via OneGet? That's the question.


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