[Distutils] PEP 345 - 3 new fields

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Nov 29 15:05:26 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > [having the changelog in the package metadata] might be good, if the
> > changelog was in a separate file. It's quite commonly a very long
> > text file, as it retains the change history of the code base
> > indefinitely.
> Yes, and if it's reStructuredText based, we will be able to do what
> people do actually, by integrating a reST-based CHANGELOG file at the
> end of long_description:

Let's not get ahead of ourselves :-) Asking developers to declare where
their changelog file is will be much easier to get than asking them to
change the format of that file.

Stick to a simple standard of “this file contains the changelog”, which
will let people simply move their existing changelog of whatever format
into that file. Having it in a predictable location would be a big step
forward, and an easy one to enforce.

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Ben Finney

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