[Catalog-sig] hash tags

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Mar 8 23:11:34 CET 2013

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> On 08.03.2013 20:16, PJ Eby wrote:
>> So, since the page only contains links, might as well put the links
>> straight on PyPI, or at most have an option/tool to load the links
>> from an external source.
> I don't follow you. We only have a single download_url field
> available to store a download link.
> We'd need to modify the meta data format to allow for more than
> one such field, which doesn't work if you want to stay backwards
> compatible.

Links included in the long description field are placed on the /simple
index of links.  So you can just edit your standard metadata right
this minute if you want to offer more download links.  And you can put
#md5 tags on them if you want the tools to check that.

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