On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 8:21 PM, Damon McDougall <damon.mcdougall@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM, Jason Grout
<jason-sage@creativetrax.com> wrote:
> On 12/14/12 10:55 AM, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
>> sourceforge's horror of an interface.
>
> I'll second that.  Every time I go to Sourceforge, I have to figure out
> how in the world to download what I want (and I have to figure out which
> things *not* to click on too).

Ok sounds like there is a reasonable amount of resistance towards Sourceforge.

Eric, when you suggest that NumFocus could 'provide hosting directly',
do you mean they would have the physical hardware to host the files,
or are you suggesting they provide the finances to seek hosting
elsewhere?

In the GitHub blog post, they suggest using S3. We could try that.
It's fairly inexpensive and the first year is free (within monthly
bandwidth limits). We could try it for a year and see how that pans
out? I'm not entirely sure how the Amazon stuff works but I've heard
good things about it.


Are you sure the monthly bandwidth limits are sufficient?

Also, have you talked to the pypi people about making exceptions for really popular projects?  If critical packages like numpy, scipy, and matplotlib cannot use pypi, that seems like a major failing of the system.