The initial draft of Python's next generation metadata standard is up on
PEP 426 (metadata 2.0): http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0426/
PEP 440 (versioning): http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0440/
The rationale for many of the changes is at the end of each PEP, along
with some comments on features that I have either rejected or
deliberately chosen to defer to the next revision of the metadata (at
Those with BitBucket accounts may also comment inline on the drafts here:
The distutils-sig thread is here:
Possible changes already being discussed:
* Contact metadata:
"type" -> "role"
"individual" -> "contributor"
Lose the "organization" type (allows orgs to be entered for any role)
* New top level field "distributes"
Like "requires", but doesn't discourage version pinning
Used for metapackages (like PyObjC)
May map nicely to software collections
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