There are obviously objections, valid or not, to moving PyPI lock,
stock, and barrel to GAE, and perhaps any 1 proprietary setting without
any direct experience with GAE.
There should be no objection to a GAE mirror provided by one or more
people with GAE knowledge and enthusiasm. It could be run up to the free
limits. If it hit them, the operators could try to get a special case
upgrade. "We should be able to get ..." does not cut it.
Operators of a GAE could make it a mirror-plus if they wanted. Perhaps
try an alternate (competitive) search page that would make it easier to
find packages that run on a specific Python version or versions.
After a year of GAE experience, making it a prime locus might -- or
might not -- be more sensible.
Terry Jan Reedy
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