[Python-ideas] Wheels For ...

Sven R. Kunze srkunze at mail.de
Tue Sep 8 20:03:47 CEST 2015

On 08.09.2015 01:45, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On 8 September 2015 at 02:22, Sven R. Kunze <srkunze at mail.de> wrote:
>> On 07.09.2015 02:26, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>>> For the build farm idea, it's not just writing the code initially,
>>> it's operating the resulting infrastructure, and that's a much bigger
>>> ongoing commitment. Automatically building wheels for source uploads
>>> is definitely on the wish list, there are just a large number of other
>>> improvements needed before it's feasible.
>> Could you be more specific on these improvements, Nick?
> - PyPI: migrating from the legacy Zope codebase to Warehouse
> - PyPI: end-to-end content signing (PEPs 458 & 480)
> - PyPI: automated analytics & dashboards
> - Tooling: integration with operating systems & other platforms
> - Python Software Foundation financial sustainability
> - Python Software Foundation project management capacity
> - Infrastructure improvements for the CPython workflow

Very appreciated.

Let's see how they make progress on these.

> Those aren't dependencies of automatic wheel-building per se, but
> rather are issues that are higher priorities for folks like Donald (in
> terms of actually getting things done), myself (in terms of
> collaborating more effectively with other open source ecosystems), and
> the PSF staff and Board (in terms of ensuring the python.org
> infrastructure is being appropriately maintained).
> Running an automated build service is expensive, not primarily in
> setting it up, but in terms of the ongoing sustaining engineering
> costs (including security monitoring and response), so before we
> commit to doing it, we need to know how we're going to fund it.
> However, most of the PSF's focus at the moment is on getting the
> things we *already* do [1] on a more sustainable footing, so adding
> *new* services isn't currently a priority.
> Cheers,
> Nick.
> [1] https://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonSoftwareFoundation/Proposals/StrategicPriorities

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