#121 Would PyPI be a welcome place for Blogofile plugins?

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2012-03-11
2011-02-09
Ryan McGuire
No

Hello,

I'm the author of Blogofile (http://www.blogofile.com) and am creating a new plugin system that will allow people to install third party Python modules as plugins to Blogofile. There is a current discussion on this topic here:

http://groups.google.com/group/blogofile-discuss/t/18eebfab6f736699

The best suggestion for how to do this so far is to just use Python eggs for plugins, and we'd be able to leverage the existing functionality of easy_install or pip for versioning and dependency management. However, Blogofile plugins are not necessarily Python source code, they could just be CSS files for a Blogofile theme. The idea is to wrap this content in a Python module and retrieve this content via pkg_resources.

Would the inclusion of such modules, that have no actual Python code in them, but do enhance an existing Python tool on PyPI (blogofile) be an abuse of PyPI? Could a trove classifier be setup to indicate that these are Blogofile plugins?

Thanks!

Discussion

  • I personally don't mind hosting them, but this should be discussed in a wider audience. Please ask on catalog-sig.

     
  • Since there has been no follow-up, I consider this resolved.

     
    • status: open --> closed