[Distutils] PEP 426 is now the draft spec for distribution metadata 2.0
dholth at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 21:32:09 CET 2013
The Wheel implementation tries to put the license in LICENSE.txt inside
.dist-info. I didn't feel the need to mention it in metadata.
Metadata parsing is extremely unimportant in prior versions of the spec.
Correct me if a significant tool actually needs the file at all in v1.1,
except for development eggs where only the version is read.
I would like to remove environment marker support from useless fields like
the trove classifiers.
On Feb 17, 2013 2:39 PM, "Philippe Ombredanne" <pombredanne at nexb.com>
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 2:10 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The latest draft of PEP 426 is up at
> This is looking great!
> > License (optional)
> > ------------------
> > The full text of the license would normally be included in a separate
> > file.
> I know it is late in the game to do modifications but I often find
> myself chasing down the actual full text of a license in a
> Would you be open to a new optional field that could point to the
> license file(s) that may be present with the distribution?
> May be something along these lines:
> License-File (multiple use)
> Optional file name or path to a file that contains the full text of the
> be included in a distribution such as a LICENSE or COPYING
> file. A path must be a posix path using ``/`` forward slash as
> path separator. A path or file name must be interpreted as
> relative to the root directory of a distribution archive.
> License-File: COPYING
> License-File: COPYING.lib
> License-File: docs/legal/APACHE.txt
> License-File: docs/legal/NOTICE.txt
> Philippe Ombredanne
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