[Twisted-Python] Twisted on PyPI

Glyph glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Sat Jun 1 03:18:26 MDT 2013

On May 30, 2013, at 5:43 AM, exarkun at twistedmatrix.com wrote:

> On 29 May, 09:24 pm, tom.prince at ualberta.net wrote:
>> Tom Prince <tom.prince at ualberta.net> writes:
>>> Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> writes:
>>>> So I'm emailing you all to warn you about this upcoming change since
>>>> Twisted is one of the major projects affected and also to see if the
>>>> Twisted developers would prefer a different rename than Twisted-Web.
>>> Looking at the project pages on pypi, those don't appear to be
>>> installable anyway. I think that it might make sense to just remove
>>> them, at this point.
>> There appears to be a consensus to remove them, but I don't have access
>> to do that.
> What are we removing?  All of the subprojects on PyPI?


> If so, the release process will need to be adjusted to avoid re-adding them.

Thomas has already done that: <http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/wiki/ReleaseProcess?action=diff&version=164&old_version=163>

> What makes them uninstallable?  Wouldn't it make as much sense to just fix that?  Is this only a PyPI interaction thing, or is there actually a problem with the packages being distributed?

We never tested installing them in any fashion; we certainly never did any continuous integration on them.  I don't think we ever fully figured out the 'namespace package' thing.  Their distribution names won't satisfy a dependency on 'Twisted', and 'Twisted' won't satisfy a dependency on them, but they install the same files, so if another project attempted to use them as a minimal dependency, you would have gotten a broken mess.

Given all this I can't remember why we bothered to put these on PyPI in the first place, and it makes sense to remove them.

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