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



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:


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?



  • Martin v. Löwis

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

  • Martin v. Löwis

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

  • Martin v. Löwis

    • status: open --> closed

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