[Catalog-sig] egg_info in PyPI

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Sep 17 20:43:36 CEST 2010

Here at the DZUG conference, we are planning to integrate explicit 
access to setuptools metadata to the package index.

The current idea is to store the contents of the egg_info directory,
giving remote access to specific files. By default, PyPI will extract,
per release, data from the egg that may get uploaded (using the first
one if multiple eggs get uploaded). If no egg gets uploaded, a VM
based build service will generate it from a source distributions.
Tools like setuptools or distribute could also directly upload this
information, e.g. as part of the register command.

Any opinions?


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