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Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Tres Seaver wrote:
>> Christian Zagrodnick wrote:
>>> On 2008-11-12 23:41:55 +0100, Jim Fulton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
>>>> http://download.zope.org/distribution was set up as a place to publish
>>>> distributions while we were learning about setuptools, eggs, and
>>>> pypi.  I think now, we're all using PyPI (or local repositories).  I'd
>>>> like to deprecate this site, making it read-only for now, but
>>>> eventually removing it.
>>> Yeah, make it read only. But I'd just leave it there. We have the 
>>> policy of not removing eggs which are out there, so I suggest leaving 
>>> the eggs there.
>> - -1:  many of the eggs that are there should never have been released at
>> all in a public repository:  they are "attractive nuisances".
>> +1 for removing the bear trap ASAP.
> -1 to removing it. There is actually code out there that explicitly 
> relies on versions of packages that can only be found in this place. Now 
> of course that should be fixed, but even if it was fixed, that doesn't 
> mean we should make older versions uninstallable.

Anybody who really needs such an egg should be competent to rebuild it
from SVN (since the revision ID or tag is implied by the name), and
should certainly be willing to host that egg in a private index /
location for their project:  in fact, they should take this discussion
as notice to copy the egg to such a location *now*.

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