On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 03:02:32AM +0200, Sebastien Douche wrote: > On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 00:11, Chris Withers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> Please don't remove things! Never ever. People might still be using them. > > > > That is getting a bit old. The confusion from having this cruft lying > > around (in the same way as accidentally released packages) is causing a > > lot more hurt tham people who're already using this (and hence already > > have a local copy of the egg, which they can keep using should no egg be > > available on pypi) would experience if they went away. > > +1. > > > Yes, ideally there should be some way to hide them on pypi such that > > setuptools still finds them but that they don't strip up unsuspecting > > users. Does pypi support this? > > > > At the *very* least it's take about 2 minutes for a package manager to > > put a large "DO NOT USE - THIS IS ONLY HERE TO SUPPORT EXISTING SETUPS" > > at the top of the text on pypi to stop innocent bystanders getting > > caught out.
That's a very good idea. It should also point people to the current package that does the same thing. E.g. the description of zope.app.form currently says More advanced alternatives are implemented in zope.formlib and z3c.form. near the top. > Remove packages on Pypi only (and not on download.zope.org). You'll get shouted at if you remove something from PyPI. Trust me. > The > response here is find-links option, I think. I heard people complaining a lot about find-links in setup.py files. find-links in your buildout.cfg might be OK. Marius Gedminas -- Bumper sticker: No radio - Already stolen.
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