[Catalog-sig] API search by python version (or classifier)

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 09:34:02 CET 2011

Oh... so what about this:

- PyPI publishes setuptools metadata, but in Metadata 1.2 format. The
conversion is pretty simple, it's just translating the requires.txt
into PEP 345 fields.
- We add a marker so we know that those metadata are from setuptools

That way, PyPI has an unified interface to get the dependencies, and
if there's an issue in project X because the static metadata fails on
platform Y, we ask the project to provide real PEP 345 metadata.

Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org

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