[Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Doc/whatsnew whatsnew25.tex, 1.12, 1.13

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Sun Apr 10 01:59:43 CEST 2005

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--- whatsnew25.tex	9 Apr 2005 15:51:44 -0000	1.12
+++ whatsnew25.tex	9 Apr 2005 23:59:41 -0000	1.13
@@ -77,9 +77,26 @@
 \section{PEP 314: Metadata for Python Software Packages v1.1}
-XXX describe this PEP.
-    distutils \function{setup()} now supports the \var{provides},
-    \var{requires}, \var{obsoletes} keywords.
+Some simple dependency support was added to Distutils.  The
+\function{setup()} function now has \code{requires},\code{provides},
+and \code{obsoletes}.  When you build a source distribution using the
+\code{sdist} command, the dependency information will be recorded in
+the \file{PKG-INFO} file.  
+Another new keyword is \code{download_url}, which should be set to a
+URL for the package's source code.  This means it's now possible to
+look up an entry in the package index, determine the dependencies for
+a package, and download the required packages.  
+% XXX put example here
+\seepep{314}{Metadata for Python Software Packages v1.1}{PEP proposed
+and written by A.M. Kuchling, Richard Jones, and Fred Drake; 
+implemented by Richard Jones and Fred Drake.}

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