npm, PyPi overtake CPAN
david at cantrell.org.uk
Fri May 24 13:47:04 BST 2013
On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 11:18:51AM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> Mirrors matter. (Well, mirrors are important, but that doesn't have the
> alliteration) because
> 1) in an online environment, just a URL to a master site is a single point of
> failure. Start to chain enough dependencies, and however reliable they are
> at building and testing, it doesn't work if you can't download the code
> because one server is down
> 2) in a secured environment it is easi*er* to make a mirror and ship it in
> 3) Sometimes I am on a $DHH plane. Or in a tunnel. Or in
> data-roaming-multiple-limb-loss land. So having a mirror is useful.
4) you can set up funky distorting mirrors, eg cpXXXan or Pinto and can
easily use the public toolchain for private code.
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