I've released version 0.1.8 of distlib on PyPI . For newcomers, distlib is a library of packaging functionality which is intended to be usable as the basis for third-party packaging tools.
The main changes in this release are as follows:
* Fixed issue #45: Improved thread-safety in SimpleScrapingLocator. * Fixed issue #42: Handling of pre-release legacy version numbers now mirrors setuptools logic. * Added exists, verify, update, is_compatible and is_mountable methods to the Wheel class (the update method fixed issue #41). * Added a search method to the PackageIndex class. * Fixed a bug in the Metadata.add_requirements method. * Allowed versions with a single numeric component and a local version component (tracking changes to PEP 440).* Corrected spelling of environment variable used for the stub launcher on OS X. * Avoided using pydist.json in 1.0 wheels (bdist_wheel writes a non- conforming pydist.json).
* Improved computation of ABI tags on Python versions where SOABI is not available, and improved computation of compatibility tags on OS X to allow for multiple architectures and older OS X versions.
A more detailed change log is available at . Please try it out, and if you find any problems or have any suggestions for improvements, please give some feedback using the issue tracker!