Re: Re: New proposal, with PEP
Richard Jones <rjones <at> ekit-inc.com>
2002-11-07 21:13:42 GMT
On Fri, 8 Nov 2002 5:40 am, Thomas Heller wrote:
> Richard Jones <rjones <at> ekit-inc.com> writes:
> > On Sun, 27 Oct 2002 5:37 am, Martin v. Loewis wrote:
> > > But if
> > > that is the way to go, how is this different from the Vaults, or
> > > Freshmeat? If I were to look for Python packages, I'd look at
> > Because:
> > 1. there's no integration with distutils, and consequently no one-shot,
> > trivial mechanism for submitting metadata,
> > 2. neither of the above are hosted at python.org, and hence don't have
> > any of the legitemacy that that hosting would bring, and
> > 3. Freshmeat is a pain to use, and only supports open-source Linux
> > projects (or at a minimum open-source projects that are available on
> > Linux).
> Not a very satisfactory answer, IMO.
> Some time ago, the vaults have been the best place to find new python
For existing users of python, maybe. Even I tend to not use the vaults as much
as I should. New users certainly have no idea what the "Vaults of Parnassus"
might be, or that they actually are the most complete index of python stuff.
I believe my first two points are still quite valid. I would love to work with
the Vaults people, but I've attempted to contact them to no avail.
> Search engines have improved, bandwidths have improved, so nowadays I