[SciPy-User] Central File Exchange for SciPy
Sat Oct 30 18:36:13 CDT 2010
Let me think about how to implement the auto-repo part. In the mean time,
what about something along the lines of:
On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM, Fernando Perez <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 8:00 AM, william ratcliff
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > If we could automate it, how much do you think the bandwidth/hosting
> > would be per month? Would it be restricted to just code (that is just
> > files, cutoff above a certain size)? No bug tracking and a simple rating
> > system for packages? A section for comments about a given package. The
> > submitter gives it up to 4 tags (for searching) and we start out with a
> > given list of topics and let people additional ones later? People
> > for an account (to reduce spam) or do we just use Openid or Openauth?
> > How do we deal with spam? Do we allow people to sort packages by date?
> > Rating? Would people want to use Django? What would we call it? I'd
> > willing to purchase a domain name and pay for hosting on webfaction to
> > it out. If it gets too pricey then I may have to ask for help later. (I
> > think we should avoid ads). What would you guys like to call it?
> Just a few comments from the sidelines... I think it would be really
> great if every snippet had an automatic version control history
> associated with it. For me, the gist model at github is perfect in
> this regard. Consider for example (random gist I found that had numpy
> in it):
> This very simple page has all the code, a download button, space for
> comments, revision history and a 'fork' button. The last two for me
> are very, very important: they plant the seed that allows a simple
> script to very easily grow into something larger. The author has an
> easy way to make improvements and track those (with near-zero setup
> overhead), and the 'fork' button makes it easy for others to
> For multi-file projects, the obvious counterpart is obviously a real
> repo (github or whatever).
> I know it may feel a little harsh to push a specific version control
> system, but to me the idea of binding revision history and forking
> support as an integral part of a 'file exchange' is actually
> important. I think that we should try not just to replicate matlab's
> file exchange website, but rather to do better. And I think that
> pervasive version control 'as a way of life' is actually one
> ingredient in the right direction.
> In any case, there's zero chance that I'll do any actual work on this,
> so consider this idle chat from the peanut gallery :) I'll be happy
> to use anything those actually putting in the real elbow grease can
> come up with.
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