[Catalog-sig] ANN: pythonpackages.com beta

Eric P. Mangold eric at teratorn.org
Wed Aug 1 20:11:53 CEST 2012

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 01:43:42PM -0400, Daniel Holth wrote:
> Perhaps you would be interested in the Wheel package format's upcoming
> public key signature system (wheel.rtfd.orgl#signed-wheel-files). The
> (undocumented) plan will include per-buildserver, per-package and
> possibly per-package-version signing keys via a pluggable trust model,
> instead of the PGP model where a signing key is an e-mail address.
Sounds really interesting.

> About wheel
"A wheel is a ZIP-format archive with a specially formatted filename
> and the .whl extension. It is designed to contain all the files for a
> PEP 376 compatible install in a way that is very close to the on-disk
> format."
> A simple wheel for Package-1.0 would contain
> package.py
> Package-1.0.dist-info/METADATA (PEP-376, PEP-345 'Metadata 1.2')
> Package-1.0.dist-info/WHEEL (metadata for this build of the dist)
> Package-1.0.dist-info/RECORD (extended PEP-376)
> The bdist_wheel setuptools plugin and egg2wheel and wininst2wheel
> allow you to create wheel archives without having to modify source
> dists.

Neat. I look forward to using this stuff...


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