[Distutils] PEP 345 - 3 new fields

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Wed Dec 2 10:49:08 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> How about making it "Change-Log" in that case, and have the content of
> the changelog
> directly added in the metadata ?  Rather than an url.

Well, I wouldn't object to that if it was added in addition to 
Change-Log-URL, but bear in mind this makes much more work for PyPI than 

Change-Log requires a new page, and integration with the package page.
Change-Log-URL just requires a new url field added on the existing 
package page.

Change-Log-URL also gives the freedom for package maintainers to keep 
their changelog wherever they like and refer to it. This might not be on 
PyPI; my changelogs are becoming sphinx pages, and while those pages are 
currently on packages.python.org, they will eventually be on 



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