[Catalog-sig] egg_info in PyPI

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Fri Sep 17 20:58:41 CEST 2010

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 2:43 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> 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?

Having that information, especially dependency information would allow
much better package assembly than we have now.

So an enthusiastic +1. :)


Jim Fulton

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