[Distutils] Documentation link on PyPI.org

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Aug 27 18:12:11 EDT 2017

If you search the archive of this mailing list you will notice I asked this
exact question about a month or 2 ago (I think). The answer I got was it is
used on PyPI.org, but I don't know how to set it with setuptools (flit will
probably add support after PEP 517).

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017, 13:01 Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com> wrote:

> On 27 Aug 2017, at 17:33, Wes Turner <wes.turner at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can add a URL in the long_description (e.g. to
> https://read-the-docs.readthedocs.org/ )
> I know, but that adds the URL to the project description and not the
> sidebar. PEP 345 appears to specify metadata that could be used for this,
> and warehouse seems to contain to make use of this (or at least a database
> model that allows for specifying more links than just the default one).
> Adding links to the sidebar would be nicer with the new design on PyPI.org,
> but there doesn’t seem to be a clean way to add “Project-URL” metadata as
> described in PEP 345 to a wheel file. I could tweak my setup.py files to
> add Project-URL metadata, but before I do that I’d like to confirm that (a)
> that metadata is actually used by warehouse and (b) there is no cleaner way
> to add this metadata using setuptools.
> Ronald
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