stdeb is a package to produce Debian packages from Python packages. Today I’m announcing release 0.8.1 of stdeb. (Due to bugs in 0.8.0, this release is the first announced from the 0.8 series.) Highlights since 0.7.1:
Full support for Python 3. This includes being run from Python 3 and generating packages for Python 3. The default is to build Python 3 packages when run with Python 3 and to build Python 2 packages when run from Python 2. Command line options can be used to build packages for the other Python interpreter, too.
Build .changes file for source package. While this still must be signed for upload to a PPA, for example, it should still be useful in some cases.
Switch to Debian source format 3.0 (quilt). Practically speaking, the .diff.gz file that used to come with a source package is now replaced by a .debian.tar.gz file.
Verify SSL certificates when talking to PyPI using Requests. (Verification requires Requests >= 0.8.8.)
Best regards, Andrew