Looking for PyPi 2.0...

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Wed Feb 8 18:47:34 CET 2012

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Nathan Rice
<nathan.alexander.rice at gmail.com> wrote:
> As a user:
> * Finding the right module in PyPi is a pain because there is limited,
> low quality semantic information, and there is no code indexing.
> * I have to install the module to examine it;  I don't need to look at
> docs all the time, sometimes I just want a
> package/class/function/method breakdown.
> * Given the previous point, having in-line documentation would be nice
> (for instance, just the output of .. automodule::)
> * Package usage/modification stats are not well exposed
> * No code metrics are available
> * I would like some kind of social service integration, for tagging
> and +1/likes.  I know ratings were scrapped (and they weren't that
> useful anyhow), but for example, if Armin Ronacher or Robert Kern
> thumbs up a module there is a pretty good chance I will be interested
> in it.
> As a developer:
> * I don't want to have to maintain my code repository and my package
> releases separately.  I want to let module repository know that my
> code repository exists, and that branches tagged as "release" should
> be made available.
> * I want to maintain one README.
> I don't like "someone needs to do this now" type posts but every time
> I use PyPi it infuratiates me.  I usually end up finding modules via
> Stack Overflow, which seems silly to me.

They don't have all the features you're looking for, but at least they
seem to be working on the problem:


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