[Python-Dev] PyPI index deprecation

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 13:32:30 EDT 2016

You may know that there are approximately 3 pypi maintainers, all
overworked and one paid. It is amazing that it works at all. I don't know
anything about that particular decision though.

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 1:21 PM Dmitry Trofimov <
dmitry.trofimov at jetbrains.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> as you probably already know, today the PyPI index page (
> https://pypi.python.org/pypi?%3Aaction=index) was deprecated and ceased
> to be.
> Among other things it affected PyCharm IDE that relied on that page to
> enable packaging related features from the IDE. As a result users of
> PyCharm can no longer install/update PyPI packages from PyCharm.
> Here is an issue about that in our tracker:
> https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-20081
> Given that there are several hundred thouthands of PyCharm users in the
> world -- all 3 editions: Professional, Community, and Educational are
> affected -- this can lead to a storm of a negative feedback, when people
> will start to face the denial of the service.
> The deprecation of the index was totally unexpected for us and we weren't
> prepared for that. Maybe we missed some announcement.
> We will be very happy if the functionality of the index is restored at
> least for some short
> period of time: please, give as a couple of weeks. That will allow us to
> implement a workaround and provide the fix for the several latest major
> versions of PyChram.
> Does anybody know who is responsible for that decision and  whom to
> connect about it? Please help.
> Best regards,
> Dmitry Trofimov
> PyCharm Team Lead
> JetBrainshttp://www.jetbrains.com
> The Drive To Develop
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