[Distutils] "maintainer" definition

Mikhail Sobolev mss at mawhrin.net
Tue Sep 30 08:38:41 EDT 2003

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 08:03:43AM -0400, amk at amk.ca wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 07:17:36PM +0100, Mikhail Sobolev wrote:
> > I have a quick question regarding the maintainer{,_email} fields.  Who
> > exactly is supposed to be mentioned here?  I checked the documentation
> The author is the person who originally wrote a piece of software; the
> maintainer is the person who's actually maintaining it.  For example, Sam
> Rushing is the author of Medusa, but I'm the current maintainer.
So in case the original author still works on this piece of software,
the maintainer field won't be filled?

Do I understand right that at the moment both author and maintainer are
"single entity" parameters?  The case when there are several
authors/maintainers cannot be directly described in setup.py file?

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