sunpy.database module was initially developed in 2013 to provide a local database of files downloaded using
sunpy . Since then the functionality offered by
sunpy.net has changed to no longer download files that have already been previously downloaded, removing a large part of the unique use case for
sunpy.database is no longer actively maintained by anyone, the tests are all currently skipped, and there are a large number of outstanding issues that have not been fixed.
This means that the SunPy developers would like to formally deprecate
sunpy.database in version 5.0, and remove it entirely in 6.0. Before doing this we would like input from the community. If you:
- Currently use
sunpy.databaseand find it useful for your research
- Would be interested in moving
sunpy.databaseinto a new sponsored package with the help of the SunPy developers
- Would be interested in developing a replacement package yourself
please let us know in this thread!
This is a place for community discussion to make sure we are doing the right thing in deprecating and removing
sunpy.database from the
sunpy core package.