[Distutils] PEP 345 - 3 new fields

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 16:50:52 CET 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Benji York <benji at zope.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The value I see in that field is that:
>> - it helps developers structurize a bit their project description.
>> e.g. letting them separate
>>  the Description of the package from the changelog if any.
> Package creators can already do this by including a link to the change
> log if they so choose.
>> - it will let PyPI separate the front page of the project from its
>> changelog, e.g. in this page:
>>  http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout, instead of having the
>> changelog here, it could be a link
>>  to another page for the project.
> Again, package creators can already do this.
>> How does that sounds ?
> I don't understand the value of this proposal.

Structurizing the information. e.g. having a standardification of the
information about
the project, that is more detailed than a free text like we have in
Description, and letting PyPI
presenting this information in separated parts, rather than in one single block.

Last, providing to the developers conventions to follow on the
information they can provide
about their projects, and how it'll be displayed at PyPI.

IOW, expecting to find in the same place on a project's PyPI page, for
every project uploaded
at PyPI, a link to the repository, changelog and bug tracker.

So I guess you are also against the addition of "Repository-URL" and
"Bug-Tracker-URL" too ?
Since those can be links in the long_description as well.


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