[Distutils] PEP 345 - 3 new fields

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Mon Nov 30 14:19:41 CET 2009

Chris Withers wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 11:33 PM, Chris Withers 
>> <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
>> [..]
>>> Yes to all of the above, could we also please have:
>>> Mailing-List-URL
>> +1
>>> Change-Log-URL
>> I don't see a lot of projects with a changelog file available online,
> ...except every single Zope-related egg ;-)
> These currently get put in the long-description, often up at the top, 
> usually making the actual description totally unreadable.
> Having the option to put a url in a standard field would encourage 
> people to just put a link to the changelog.

Why does it need to be in a standard field? Who's the consumer of this, 
and what are they doing with the value? Can't you just stick the URL in 
the long description?

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