[Zope-dev] "ZTK" futures: one big package?

Chris McDonough chrism at plope.com
Tue May 12 12:36:06 EDT 2009

On 5/12/09 12:27 PM, Paul Winkler wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 03:08:05AM -0400, Chris McDonough wrote:
>> Once we deflate our current set of packages down to a reasonable
>> number, the packages listed in PyPI will immediately start to
>> reflect "the state of reality right now".  As a result, we'll
>> hopefully be able to get some new blood in the form of new
>> developers that use the smaller bits outside Zope to help us tease
>> the truly independent pieces out of the larger pile.  If we do this,
>> at no time after the deflation will PyPI listings ever as badly
>> advertise "the state of reality" as it is advertised right now, and
>> the community will hopefully again start to grow.
> I agree with a lot of what you wrote, but I don't understand this last
> bit.  All the currently released packages will continue to live on
> pypi more or less forever, no?  To paraphrase a wise man, "Releasing a
> package means always having to say you're sorry" ;-)

I don't think so.  People would need to change their code to depend on the big 
package, and the smaller packages would cease to have a life of their own. 
Having both the smaller packages and some bigger package that also contains it 
and needing to maintain both truly would be the worst of all possible worlds.

- C

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