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

Jannis Leidel jannis at leidel.info
Thu Jan 27 11:38:38 CET 2011


On 27.01.2011, at 09:34, Tarek Ziadé wrote:

> 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.

How would the last bit work?

Jannis


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