On IRC, I had a quick chat with Yuri on this issue. A few pointers
from the discussion - (I hope I worded your points correctly, Yuri -
if not, please correct me!)
On 27 December 2012 16:00, Merlijn van Deen <valhallasw(a)arctus.nl> wrote:
In our repository, we have the following projects:
pywikiparser should certainly be split, but threadedhttp might warrant
and I think we should also split off the third party
libraries - and
maybe remove them altogether. It might make sense to package them in
the nightlies, though.
Basically, the question boils down to whether we want a 'pure'
repository (which is harder to install, especially on windows), or a
repository where third-party libraries (which sort-of includes
threadedhttp - it doesn't need pywikipedia to function) are included.
I'm inclined to say we should have an easy-to install bundle for
windows users and developers (e.g. using PyInstaller), and have
something virtualenv- and pip-based (or just installed packages) for
linux users, but Yuri is a proponent of bundling everything in the
- split off family files
- split off userinterfaces (?)
Yuri thinks, and I am inclined to agree, that we should not split
these - they really are part of the core framework, and cannot easily
be used outside of it.
One last thing we could not really agree on is how big the 'user, not
developer'-market is: how many people are using the bots, but are not
programmers (and thus do not write/improve the bots)?