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This websites acts as a simple layer on top of PyPI and the web interface to the subversion repository.
Hosting of release files is done on PyPI. PyPI already has basic project management that can be leveraged.
When a developer wants to release a new version of his kit he either manually uploads it to PyPI or uses distutils (e.g. "python setup.py sdist bdist_wininst upload" [http://www.python.org/doc/2.5.2/dist/package-upload.html).
+ #~ package_name_short = package_name.split(".", 1) if package_name.startswith("scikits.") else package_name
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-SciPy Toolkits are independent and seperately installable projects hosted under a common namespace. Packages that are distributed in this way are here (instead of in monolithic SciPy) for at least one of three general reasons. Each of these reasons use the same high-level namespace (scikits).
+SciKits (short for SciPy Toolkits), are add-on packages for <a href="http://www.scipy.org">SciPy</a>, hosted and developed separately from the main SciPy distribution. All SciKits are available under the 'scikits' namespace and are licensed under <a href="http://www.opensource.org">OSI-approved licenses</a>.
-<li> The package is deemed too specialized to live in SciPy itself, but is targeted at the same community.
-<li> The package is meant for eventual inclusion in the SciPy namespace but is being developed as a separately installed package. It is generally the responsibility of the package writer to push for inclusion into SciPy if that is the desire. However, some packages may be moved into SciPy by other interested SciPy developers after approval by the SciPy steering committee.