Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

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Pretty much anyone with spare time and bandwidth allowance could step up to that, sure. Not hard. All you need to do is make available a small script which imports a module, runs some obvious function (__minidist__?) to get a dictionary containing a subset of the usual setup keywords but without the py_modules, and lobs it at the minidist site with an XML-RPC call. The minidist site can then register more extensively with PyPI and make the module available as an automatically stitched together zip or tarchive with an appropriately generated setup.py. Overall, not a bad weekend hack. If only I weren't moving house. :|
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