Tres Seaver wrote:
I think that replacing 'index_url' with a "gated community" of packages
is the only path to sanity here:  the contract of the Cheeseshop (share
new releases of all packages with everyone ASAP") is incompatible with
our goals ("ensure that users can install a given package and its
dependencies, and have them work").

I already replied to this, but let me point out why I think such a gated community would not be *sufficient* for my purposes.

I want to be able to release package X, and have a way for other people to install it and it not break, ever. This can be done with hard version numbers in install_requires today, but people object to this reasonably as it would reduce flexibility of component reuse. If we want to have a way to reproduce installations *exactly* and we want to still allow flexibility, a gated community while hopefully increasing the quality of individual releases still won't guarantee that package X won't break when someone else tries to install it.



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