[Catalog-sig] Re: [Distutils] More documentation for setup meta-data

Laura Creighton lac@strakt.com
Thu Feb 27 03:47:02 2003

>The concept of a single URL for downloads seems to simplistic to
>handle the issues involved with automatic installation. This
>information should also be provided in a lazy way, so that the
>package author can easily update the download links, e.g. by
>placing the information in an XML file on his site and then
>referencing this file in the distutils meta data.
>The file should then be parsed by a distutils subcommand to
>find the right download URL depending on the platform and
>Python version.
>Marc-Andre Lemburg

Will this make it possible to list multiple places where one can find
software that is hosted more than one place?  Seems desirable. 

Laura Creighton