[Distutils] Metadataformat PEP 426 on PyPI?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 13:58:21 CEST 2013

On 3 July 2013 19:17, Alexander Schneider <
Alexander.Schneider at uni-duesseldorf.de> wrote:

> Hello and sorry if I am on the wrong mailing list.
> I'm working on a dependency resolution resolver and wanted to implement
> support for the new Metadata format. (As of now i'm parsing the setup.py
> for dependency information and am dependent on a self build metadata
> database of all PyPI packages)
> Will there be build-in Metadata in the new PEP 426 format online on PyPI
> for all packages? If yes, are there already specifications on how they
> will be retreavable?

Yes there will, but actually figuring out the details of those APIs is some
time away. Note that the version currently referenced from the PEP is a
little out of date (
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2013-June/021357.html). I
will hopefully get it updated at the PyCon AU sprints next week.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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