[Distutils] Maintainer and Maintainer email metadata

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 11:31:51 CET 2009

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 11:05, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Right now Distutils will let you add the name of the maintainer and
> the name of the author as two distinct metadata in your package.
> When creating the PKG-INFO, Distutils includes an "Author" line.
> To build it, it will look at first for at the maintainer metadata and
> use it if provided, then only at the author metadata.
> This is not a correct behavior;
> Two points:
> 1/ Distutils should not use the maintainer metadata to create the
> *Author* line in the PKG-INFO
> 2/ We could add  the extra "Maintainer"  field in PKG-INFO,
> I am all for 1/,   but I am not sure for 2/.  I never use the
> Maintainer field my self.
> Any opinions ?

Who is the maintainer is more important than who is the author. +1 on
adding a Maintainer field in PKG_INFO.

Lennart Regebro: Zope and Plone consulting.
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