[Distutils] Provide separate development and documentation URLs in PyPI metadata?

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sat Jun 24 15:59:42 EDT 2017

On Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 10:49 Thomas Kluyver, <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 24, 2017, at 06:34 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:
> Anyway, just an idea I had based on my flit experience yesterday plus a
> tweet sent to me. (And if PyPI already supports this somehow then Thomas
> should brace for the feature request from me 😉.)
> This prompted me to go and look at the metadata PEPs. I thought the URL
> fields were only 'Home-Page' and 'Download-URL', but in fact PEP 345 added
> a multi-use 'Project-URL' field:
> https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0345/#project-url-multiple-use
> I quite like this idea - rather than prescribing a couple of specific
> kinds of URL, it lets the project author list as many as make sense.
> Perhaps we should recommend a set of common labels for URLs in this field,
> e.g. 'Documentation', 'Bug tracker', 'Source repository'.

In flit's case it could have some reasonable set of defaults supported in
the metadata section and then have a more general "URLs" section that's
more free-form.


> This does leave open the question of which one to put in the mandatory
> 'Home-Page' field (I usually use the address of the repo), and whether to
> duplicate it in a 'Project-URL'.
> Thomas
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