[Catalog-sig] New fields in the Metadata for PyPI
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Wed Dec 2 18:28:27 CET 2009
Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> As suggested here, then discussed at Distutils-SIG, I would like to
> propose the addition of two more fields for the
> upcoming Metadata 1.2 (PEP 345) that could be used at PyPI on projects pages.
> A string containing the URL for the package's browsable
> repository. It can be any url of the repository
> (trunk, branch, tags) as long as it can be browsed from a web browser.
> A string containing the URL for the package's bug tracker.
> Other fields were proposed, but were controversial.
The only controversial ones were Change-Log-URL and, at a push,
Documentation-URL (although it was only you who even queried that ;-),
so why have Repository-URL and Mailing-List-URL been abandoned?
None of these are mandatory, and I don't see what harm could be done. I
*do* see a *lot* of good that could be done if all of the ones under
discussion were added.
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