[Distutils] The PEP 426 defined metadata version will be metadata 3.0

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 15:13:36 CET 2014

I don't think it matters which number we use in the METADATA key/value
metadata... it's not even checked by anything.

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 7:16 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27 February 2014 18:16, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>> but my question was what are you adding, if anything,
>>> that warranted it having "Metadata-Version: 2.0"?
>> I believe that the fields 'Private-Version', 'Obsoleted-By',
>> 'Setup-Requires-Dist',
>> 'Extension' and 'Provides-Extra' were added on top of the 1.2 metadata in an
>> early version of PEP 426, before the move to JSON.
> For the record,
> http://hg.python.org/peps/file/3b67372b39ba/pep-0426.txt is the last
> version prior to the switch to JSON, and the summary of differences is
> at http://hg.python.org/peps/file/3b67372b39ba/pep-0426.txt#l1263
> At that time, I think wheel still had a dependency on PEP 426 -
> changing wheels to work with the setuptools metadata was a relatively
> late change after we realised it made sense to decouple the two
> activities.
> Cheers,
> Nick.
> --
> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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