This is an enhancement proposal that intends to introduce a simple Web interface for managing packages.
An example of such mechanisms can be found in Homebrew (also in RubyGems, to an extent).
What is the use case for this?
A combination of both examples presented:
Personally I'm not sure I like this - I tend to believe in that pip should be doing one thing and one thing well - that is handling packages. I'd rather see us expose useful apis that can provide others to write tools like this on top of pip. @jezdez @carljm thoughts?
@dorfire : perhaps this is what you want? https://github.com/perone/stallion
It doesn't allow installation from the webUI, however that could be added I'm sure.
This is great! Of course I'd like to see some lean variation of this project integrated into pip at some point, but this is obviously up to the project admins to decide..
I agree with @pnasrat that a web UI is out of scope for pip. It'd be a great thing to have built on top of pip, and I'd certainly be interested in pull requests to improve pip's API for this purpose.