[New-bugs-announce] [issue3686] PKG-INFO file should differentiate between authors and maintainers
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Tue Aug 26 10:32:33 CEST 2008
New submission from Marc-Andre Lemburg <mal at egenix.com>:
The PKG-INFO file currently only provides an "Authors" field which is
mapped to the DistributionMetadata.get_contact() information.
However, the latter method is really meant to provide access to contact
information and not authorship, which is why it prefers the maintainer
infos over the actual author infos.
As a result, the maintainer can appear as author in the PKG-INFO file,
which is wrong.
Ideal would be to have both an "Author" and "Maintainer" field in the
PKG-FILE with 1-1 mappings to the setup() parameters.
title: PKG-INFO file should differentiate between authors and maintainers
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.1
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