I thought some folks from our community would be interested in the
ongoing work on the Python Package Index (PyPI).  The article
mentioned in this post to the distutils mailing list provides a
good history and a description of the new and planned features for


--- Begin forwarded message from Sumana Harihareswara ---
From: Sumana Harihareswara <s...@changeset.nyc>
To: pypa-dev <pypa-...@googlegroups.com>, DistUtils mailing list 
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 22:30:49 -0400
Subject: [Distutils] Summary of PyPI overhaul in new LWN article

Today, LWN published my new article "A new package index for Python".
https://lwn.net/Articles/751458/ In it, I discuss security, policy, UX
and developer experience changes in the 15+ years since PyPI's founding,
new features (and deprecated old features) in Warehouse, and future
plans. Plus: screenshots!

If you aren't already an LWN subscriber, you can use this subscriber
link for the next week to read the article despite the LWN paywall.

This summary should help occasional Python programmers -- and frequent
Pythonists who don't follow packaging/distro discussions closely --
understand why a new application is necessary, what's new, what features
are going away, and what to expect in the near future. I also hope it
catches the attention of downstreams that ought to migrate.

--- End forwarded message ---

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