ANN: distlib 0.2.9 released on PyPI

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at
Tue May 14 12:26:43 EDT 2019

I've recently released version 0.2.9 of distlib on PyPI [1]. For newcomers,distlib is a library of packaging functionality which is intended to beusable as the basis for third-party packaging tools.
The main changes in this release are as follows:
* Updated default PyPI URL to
* Relaxed metadata format checks to ignore 'Provides'.
* Fixed #33, #34: simplified script template.
* Fixed #115: Relaxed check for '..' in wheel archive entries by not  checking filename parts, only directory segments.
* Fixed #116: Corrected parsing of credentials from URLs.
* Fixed #122: Skipped entries in archive entries ending with '/' (directories)  when verifying or installing.
* Commented out Disqus comment section in documentation.
A more detailed change log is available at [2].
Please try it out, and if you find any problems or have any suggestions for improvements,please give some feedback using the issue tracker! [3]
Vinay Sajip

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