[Catalog-sig] Re: [Distutils] More documentation for setup meta-data

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 11:00:56 +0100

Laura Creighton wrote:
>>The concept of a single URL for downloads seems too simplistic to
>>handle the issues involved with automatic installation. This
>>information should also be provided in a lazy way, so that the
>>package author can easily update the download links, e.g. by
>>placing the information in an XML file on his site and then
>>referencing this file in the distutils meta data.
>>The file should then be parsed by a distutils subcommand to
>>find the right download URL depending on the platform and
>>Python version.
> Will this make it possible to list multiple places where one can find
> software that is hosted more than one place?  Seems desirable. 

Right, that's the idea.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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