Thursday, July 31, 2008

The future of PYPI

I'm actually wondering what the future has in store for the Python Package Index. Can package developers really rely on PYPI for distributing their packages? What happens if PYPI goes away?

For the foreseeable future, I would say that PYPI is a dependable repository for Python package distribution. It is the standard method of installing Python packages and as long as it remains popular, I can't really see it going anywhere. Especially since this helps spread the usage of a growing language.

Another question is how will the Python Enterprise Application Toolkit evolve to incorporate new functionality such as checking for updates on PYPI for all my installed Python packages? If something like this is ever solidified, this will be a major popularity boost for Python.